Yes, it works with 2.80. You need to install writinganim_2_8.py (please see my message above).
The add-on creates animation based for the selected bezier curves. For text animation there are two possibilities.
- You can use the blender text object and convert it to curve. All the fonts have closed curves so there are double strokes for every letter. This does not involve any manual curve creation.
- You can create the text as curves directly in blender or import it as SVG (by tracing for example). This will allow you to create the single stroke fonts, which is more natural. I have created the following text in Inkscape with the Freehand Drawing tool and imported it using the Paths & Shape Keys Import add-on
Inkscape already has 2 single stroke fonts, but they only have roman characters.
The script I was talking about, joins the letters to make the user given text. But here also the individual letters need to be traced manally. To explain its usage I need to create a tutorial (to use it the SVG nees to be in a particular format). I can do that if there are at least a few users interested in using it.
Let me know if you need more explanation for tracing the text in SVG and importing it into blender.
PS: I have used google translate for the russian translation of ‘hello’. Excuse me if there are any mistakes