[Libreoffice] SVG image in Writter, OOo vs LibO

Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamilton at acm.org
Wed Jun 29 12:26:05 PDT 2011

My limited experience is that *Office.org and other ODF consuming applications tend to accept a variety of graphic formats and silently convert to the one they prefer.  I might be only a change of wrapper, I have not dug into it.

But it would be a great exercise at a Plugfest to work through a variety of these cases and see if any cases are problematic or it is a minor tug-of-war among preferred formats of producers with indifference among the consumers.

It is certainly a good idea to calibrate how this happens in the wild.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: libreoffice-bounces+dennis.hamilton=acm.org at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:libreoffice-bounces+dennis.hamilton=acm.org at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Thorsten Behrens
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 03:07
To: Arnaud Versini
Cc: libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [Libreoffice] SVG image in Writter, OOo vs LibO

Arnaud Versini wrote:
> I've seen this in the OOo bugzilla :
> http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49991
> What's the difference between LibO and OOo for the svg image insertion in
> Writter (not about SVG import)? OOo seems to include the SVG in a SVM and
> LibO convert the SVG to SVM. Is it correct? I think there is potentially
> interoperability problems with SVG between LibO, OOo and others.
Hi Arnaud,

fun, getting 503 from OOo bugzilla currently - so, we've merged the
OOo code for 3.5, and I'll see to change it so that we store real
svgs in the ODF package. This has some backward compatibility
implications, especially wrt vanilla OOo versions, but I consider it
the lesser of two evils.


-- Thorsten

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