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Hello and Welcome to this Graphics village pump of Commons. This Graphics village pump aims to provide help and information about the several Graphic Labs spread in the Wikipedias, and to be the technical support forum for all the local Labs, graphists (graphic artists), and users interested in graphic works, and is a page where graphists and users from all the Labs can talk about graphics, tutorials, graphic software, help to build new Graphic Labs, etc. Also for exchanging opinions, ideas, protocols, and ways of improvement.

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SVG image help[edit]

Hi could I have some help with svg. I have tried to create an svg image but looks wrong on some sites please see http://en.random-wikisaur.tk/skins/common/images/Random_Wikisaur_en.svg the text does not look great on all web browsers. Could I have some help to redo the image so the text does not look like you carnt read it or blurry. if you visit http://random-wikisaur.tk the image looks different to en.random-wikisaur.tk . 151.229.250.233 12:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Is it important to you that the text remains an editable text field? If you convert the text to a path, it will render consistently. Elaboratebreakfast (talk) 00:36, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Oh how would I fix it. 86.135.253.144 16:05, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi how can I fix it so it looks great everywhere and zooms in properly and inline. 151.229.250.233 18:26, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

These series of SVG maps are against NPOV, and they should be modified[edit]

These series of Chinese maps contains many disputed area: Arunachal Pradesh (now controlled by India) and Taiwan. it's really against NPOV, and some Taiwanese people think they are offensive, so they should be modified:

--El caballero de los Leones (talk) 04:22, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

NPOV policy is not applicable or effective on Commons. Wikimedia as a whole also does not censor itself because said content upsets or is objectionable to someone. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 06:23, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
唐吉訶德的侍從 -- Where there's a legitimate dispute going on in the real world, then Wikimedia Commons does not take a position, but allows images expressing the views of both sides to be uploaded, and leaves it up to the individual language Wikipedias to decide which images to use. In any case, there are a lot of maps in Taiwan showing Mongolia as part of China, which I imagine would be offensive to Mongolians...
Sameboat -- We can delete images which are hoaxing or hatemongering, or appear to express purely personal eccentric views "without educational relevance". But that does not seem to be the case here... AnonMoos (talk) 10:23, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Cropping white space around SVGs[edit]

What is the easiest way to automatically crop borders from an SVG? I created Pathway_to_genome.svg (latex to PDF via Inkscape to SVG) and it has a lot of white-space. U+003F? 12:07, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

The fastest way is probably: File > Document Properties > Page > Page Size > Custom size, open the "Resize page to content..." section, define the margins to be a few pixels wide and press "Resize page to drawing or selection". If there are no invisible objects around your content, just don't select anything, if there are, select what should be included. — Julian H. 13:15, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
That didn't work for me; the resize didn't resize. Perhaps I should edit the SVG directly, though I never quite got my head around the viewBox element. U+003F? 13:44, 26 March 2015 (UTC)