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My guess is that the curve which has the text on it was flipped and/or rotated.

Look at where the white anchor point is in the Transform Panel.
If it’s not at the top-left then that’s usually because the layer has been rotated, or flipped and rotated, or flipped both horizontally and vertically, or maybe something else.

I don’t know if there is an easy way to get the text back ‘the right-way-round’, while having the curve looking the same, in this case.

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4 minutes ago, GarryP said:

My guess is that the curve which has the text on it was flipped and/or rotated.

I can confirm this. Flipping the line with text horizontally (Layer > Transform > Flip horizontal) does recover the text readable.

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On 2/5/2023 at 3:11 PM, dominik said:

I can confirm this. Flipping the line with text horizontally (Layer > Transform > Flip horizontal) does recover the text readable.

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Yes sure, that was my first idea too, but the line doesn't fit the rest of the layout anymore 🙂

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1 minute ago, md_berlin said:

Yes sure, that was my first idea too, but the line doesn't fit the rest of the layout anymore 🙂

This is why @GarryP mentioned that there may be no easy way to make the path look exactly the same.

Sometimes, when things go bad, we have to do a little extra work to iron out what went wrong. I'd recreate the path (it doesn't look too complicated) and retype the text. I personally don't think that for this special occasion it makes sense to make a feature request.

I'm not at my computer right now. But did you try to highlight a single letter and try to flip it horizontally? Is that possible? If not you could combine your text of single letter text objects and copy and paste them into the curve. Then you should be able to flip each letter individually.

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3 hours ago, dominik said:

If not you could combine your text of single letter text objects and copy and paste them into the curve. Then you should be able to flip each letter individually.

I tried this with your file, but it does not work that way. Sorry that I can't be of more help.

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1 hour ago, N.P.M. said:

Perhaps nodetool > change direction of stroke?

No, that doesn't work fix this, in my tests.

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Put your text caret in the text. Reverse the curve using the Context toolbar. Flip the item using the Toolbar.

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Thank you, for all the feedback. But the only thing I can reproduce is this (see illustration). Maybe I haven't got it right yet either. This is not a problem for the one small curve here in the example, I just redraw it quickly, but it can possibly be annoying for more extensive work.

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3 hours ago, md_berlin said:

But the only thing I can reproduce is this (see illustration).

This is not the same file that you attached to your first post. If you can attach the one with 'name of street' in it, maybe someone can help you figure out how to fix it.

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