<svg width="400" height="220" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
<path id="textPath" stroke="black" fill="transparent"
d="M 50 200
C 80 100 100 0 200 100
C 200 100 300 200 300 200" />
<text font-family="Verdana" font-size="42.5" fill="blue">
Text is on a path
One interesting thing you can do with SVG is to place text on a curved path. The first thing you have
to do is code the path, giving the path tag an id attribute. The syntax for a path is shown below.
<path d="M x y C x1 y1 x2 y2 x y ...>
path data, indicates data for a path follows
moveto - is followed by the coordinates of the location to begin drawing the path
curveto - data for a path segment draws a Bezier curve from the current coordinate point
the control point at the beginning of the curve
the control point at the end of the curve
the new current point
A path can have many segments as desired, each in the form of C x1 y1 x2 y2 x y.
The second thing you need to do is code the text. As you see in the above code this
is simply done using the <text> tag, and adding font-family, font-size, and fill
attributes if desired. The important part is to place the text within <textPath> </textPath>
tags, adding the href attribute with the path's id to point to the path the text should follow.