[Clipart] Text labels in SVGs

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 03:46:14 PST 2007


A technical question for SVG experts. :)
It is possible to use text labels in SVGs especially in maps and
diagrams. see e.g.
Is there some formalised way of representing multiple languages within
the same file?

At the moment on Wikimedia each time someone translates the labels on
an SVG, they upload a separate file. I am wondering whether it would
be preferable to be able to store all the labels within a single SVG,
maybe have a default that shows up and the others are invisible, and
then later reference them like


Does SVG have any kind of protocol or whatever around how language
text should be represented?


They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:

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