[Clipart] clipart.freedesktop.org and OpenOffice.org

Alan Horkan horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Sat Apr 10 10:07:34 PDT 2004

On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Bryce Harrington wrote:

> Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 17:56:40 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.com>
> To: Jeremy C. Reed <reed at reedmedia.net>
> Cc: Clipart at freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] clipart.freedesktop.org and OpenOffice.org
> On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > > some contribs.  So why don't we just drop the format restriction and
> > > permit either SVG or WMF as the contributor wishes?
> >
> > Can some tools make a perfect WMF from a SVG and visa versa?
> I don't know.  I once used a wmf2svg tool on some wmf clipart I found
> but the results were unusable because it generated tons of extraneous
> svg entitities.  There might be better wmf2svg tools out there though.

Some random bits of knowledge I'm not sure where to put:

libwmf has already been mentioned

Dia has limited SVG import and the windows version of Dia use the Windows
GDI to export to WMF.

On Windows I have used cut and paste to convert WMF clipart from other
formats to OpenOffice.org and then export to SVG.  Messy but it works and
my point is to let you know that the functionality is there, not to
suggest it is a good idea.

- Alan

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