[Clipart] Adobe Illustrator CS SVG files + incompatibility

Stephen Silver ocalocal at btinternet.com
Sat Mar 5 04:45:09 PST 2005

I wrote:

> There are only 7 WMF files in the collection, and two of those
> are duplicates (hummer_04.wmf = hummer_03.wmf and hummer_06.wmf =
> hummer_05.wmf).  There were 20 submitted in total, including those
> duplicates.  I intend to upload these again somewhen, along with my best
> attempts at converting them to SVG, but I probably won't do this in time
> for the 0.11 release.

The upload script won't let me upload the zip file, but here it is anyway
for whoever does the 0.11 release:

This contains the original WMF and RDF files (with a few keyword changes),
and SVG files created from them.  I wrote my own WMF-to-SVG converter to do
this, because I gave up trying to fix wmf2svg.

SVG doesn't support non-scaling hatching or non-scaling lines (except perhaps
by using ECMAScript to change things every time the image is zoomed), so the
conversion replaces these by ordinary patterns and lines.  Other than that the
SVG files appear to be accurate, and they are only about a quarter of the size
of those produced by wmf2svg.

Note that Inkscape 0.41 displays these SVG files incorrectly, though in most cases the difference is not very noticeable.  This is
because of bug #1152405, which has been fixed in CVS.

My conversion program is very limited in what it can do, as I haven't yet
implemented much that I didn't actually need for these conversions, but if
anyone wants to see the code I can upload it somewhere.

Stephen Silver

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