Changing stroke width vertically but not horizontally in Inkscape

When using paths in Inkscape, I can set the “stroke style” of some path to an amount and it works as expected.

example of a path

However, at times I would like to change the vertical and horizontal stroke weight independently of each other, as is sometimes done for the letter “O” in various fonts:

letter O

The path is kept the same, it is just the stroke weights that have changed. Is there any way to accomplish this in Inkscape?


There is a way to make variable width strokes using the Power Stroke path effect, however it doesn’t seem to work properly with a closed path such as a circle (in Inkscape 0.92)


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What you could do instead is Path > Stroke to path – then edit the nodes of the inner path.


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Source : Link , Question Author : ellie , Answer Author : Billy Kerr

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