Type on path positioning is now quantized and not smooth
Take a look at the GIF.
In Illustrator 2022 users were able to position start and end marker brackets with practically infinite precision, smoothly, even for a long, single-bezier path.
In 2023 these markers are quantized to 0.005 increments! For a long, single-bezier path, this creates laughably large steps (like, almost the width of an entire glyph).
Note that the quantization is per bezier segment, so if you put text on a path that has many anchor points, it won't be as noticeable. But adding loads of points to a path makes it much less editable later, of course, so it's hardly a workaround.
This change breaks some scripts and plugins the community developed to gap the holes in Illustrator functionality...
I doubt this can be unintentional, really.
I wonder why it was made, what problems was it supposed to solve and can we revert it back.
We have fixed this bug in our latest release – v 28.2.0 which is available worldwide now. Thanks for your patience on this.
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