Commons:SVG Check

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Getting SVGs to render correctly can be tricky, but SVG Check can help (GUI slightly outdated).

SVG Check is a Wikimedia Labs-based tool designed to make the uploaders of files in the SVG (.svg) format a little easier. As it stands, MediaWiki converts files in the format into PNG (.png) files before display, for a number of reasons. This process produces a number of quirks and idiosyncrasies which have, in the past, required repeated uploading and general help to sort out.

SVG Check eases this process by allowing users to preview the eventual display of an SVG without going through the formality of uploading it, and without creating a permanent record of the potentially botched version. It can also be set to scan the file for errors, and present advice specific to that problem. If you want to contribute some new errors, you can leave a note on the talk page.

Known issues[edit]

  • Renderings are temporary; how temporary is presently decided on how close to the hour you uploaded it rather than a set time, which can be awkward (all versions).
  • Some fonts render very slightly differently on SVG Check vs. MediaWiki (all versions).
See also: Commons:Transition to SVG

Deprecated version[edit]

If the Wikimedia Labs version does not seem to be working correctly, you can try the old, deprecated the old toolserver version. However, please report any such bugs by following the link on the Wikimedia Labs version.