Template:Convert to SVG

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Converted to SVG.svg All images in this gallery could be recreated using vector graphics as an SVG file. This has several advantages; see Commons:Media for cleanup for more information. If an SVG form of this image is available, please upload it and replace afterwards this template with {{vector version available|new image name.svg}} or just {{NowSVG}}.
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Used to tag images which should be converted to SVG.

If reasonable please notify the uploader(s) by placing the following code on their talk page:

{{subst:SVG/notify|Name of the file.ext}}

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Images that should use vector graphics, a subcategory of Category:Images for cleanup. The type of the image (such as "flag", see table below) should be given as a parameter, to add the image to an appropriate sub-category (e.g. Category:Flag images that should use vector graphics). If an invalid value is specified the image defaults to "Category:Other images that should use vector graphics".


{{Convert to SVG |1= |vectordata= }}

The following are possible values for parameter 1:

Value Used for... Category #
alphabet images of characters, font examples, etc. category 955
architecture architecture blueprints category 275
art simple images based on artwork, or otherwise related to culture and art category 222
astronomical map a subcategory of map category 27
biology images related to biology, e.g. animal/plant diagrams, human anatomy, anything biological in nature category 954
chemical only for chemical structural formulae, especially skeletal formulae; use chemistry for everything else category 1,024
chemistry images related to chemistry, e.g. molecular orbitals, crystal structure, lab equipment (use chemical for structural formulae) category 1,558
circuit electronic circuit diagrams, etc. category 569
city map a subcategory of map category 212
coat of arms coats of arms category 18,611
diagram diagrams (e.g. mind maps, flow charts, tree data structures, schematics) that do not fit any other subcategory category 3,725
economic map a subcategory of map category 95
fictional map a subcategory of map category 21
flag flags category 5,691
flag map a subcategory of map category 643
graph visual plots of data, e.g. line charts, pie and bar charts, etc. (add graphs to a more specific category like math, physics, chemistry or biology where appropriate) category 3,376
icon icons, which would be suitable as desktop icons for example (otherwise symbol may be better) category 599
linguistic map a subcategory of map category 322
locator map a subcategory of map category 6,889
logo logos, or images intended to be logos category 3,062
map geographical maps category 4,872
math mathematical content (see also should use TeX) category 1,413
military insignia military insignia category 886
musical notation sheet music, musical scales, images of notes, etc. category 604
physics images related to physics category 535
realistic images of realistic physical objects, people, etc. category 57
ribbon a subcategory of Military insignia category 898
road map a subcategory of map category 256
signature most images of signatures are best stored in vector format category 153
sport sport-related images (except for logos) category 923
symbol simple arrangements of lines and shapes (e.g. warning and informational signs, road signs, arrow symbols, etc.); use icon if it looks like a desktop icon category 1,036
technology images related to technology and/or engineering, e.g. construction plans, blueprints, technical drawings of cars/planes/ships/weapons, illustrations of industrial processes, etc. (use circuit for electronic circuits and architecture for architecture blueprints, though). category 854
text images mainly consisting of text (but use logo for textlogos and consider using alphabet where appropriate) category 469
tartan images of Scottish tartans category 264
transport map a subcategory of map category 701
--- any other parameter given will default to an 'other' category -
except it leads to an existing category or subcategory
category 58

Pictogram voting info.svg Note This scheme might still need some work. Feel free to improve the definition of the respective category types to make them more precise and/or clearer.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
topic Classify image by topic other required
vector data Specify (e.g. give a URL or Wikilink) where existing vector data can be found that may help to do the vectorization. This can be an image in a different vector format (e.g. PDF, PS or EPS) but also a similar SVG that already contains parts of the image that needs to be converted. If set, the file is automatically added to Category:Images that should use vector graphics (vector data available). empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the bottom of the page

See also


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Convert to SVG/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Convert to SVG/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.