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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.

See also: Other graphic community pages (list on top) | Graphics abilities page | Graphic Tool | Project Insignia | Stroke Order Project | Current requests/discussions

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Unification suggested[edit]

Please see my proposal and decide (preferable at the talk page) whether you commit. sarang사랑 06:37, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello Sarang, sounds good I'll response there. (OT PS: Es war nur Zufall dass ich deinen Beitrag gesehen habe. Diskussionsbeitage sollte niemals als Minor-Beitrag gesetzt werden.) User: Perhelion 08:44, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Case sensitive comparison on IETF langtags[edit]

zh-Hans does not work
zh-hans does work

Langtag comparisons are not case insensitive as required. Mixed case langtags used to work, but not anymore.

Go to an SVG switch-translated file such as File:First Ionization Energy.svg, select the language Simplified Chinese ("zh-Hans") from the dropdown box, and click go. The preview remains in English. The resulting URL (with "zh-Hans") is:

If you modify the URL to downcase "zh-Hans", then the display works.

What is going on, and how can it be fixed? Glrx (talk) 18:54, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Problems with svg[edit]

When I upload a svg image, it is shown in Commons without the text in spite of that the text is shown normally if the image is viewed on my computer. --Tohaomg (talk) 01:08, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

@Tohaomg: can you give the name of the file on commons so I can take a look at the file? Offnfopt(talk) 03:22, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
@Offnfopt:, in first and second version of File:PBF KPI logo.svg there must be text, but it is not shown. In the third version I made letters by poligons. --Tohaomg (talk) 10:27, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
The SVG text specifies font-family="Tahoma" and uses the characters "ПБФ". My first guess would be rsvg does not have access to Tahoma (see and substitutes a font that does not have the desired characters. ( Glrx (talk) 18:56, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
@Tohaomg: looks like Glrx beat me to the punch in posting here. I uploaded a new revision that uses text and the 'DejaVu Sans' font since the 'Tahoma' font isn't available on the wiki servers. Offnfopt(talk) 19:38, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you a lot, but I have another problem. I want to load another file ([1]). It looks perfect on my computer ([2]), but in preview in commons uploading window the text is missing ([3]). --Tohaomg (talk) 19:59, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Hello Tohaomg, textPath is not supported by librSVG, s. COM:SVG. User: Perhelion 20:41, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
PS: The previous bug seems a lack of the XML-Prolog <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> as I re-uploaded the same file under file:Test.svg with no error. Because you used XML entities, which need a clear declaration (anyway, entities are not really needed here). User: Perhelion 20:59, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
@Perhelion: thanks for double checking this, I figured the problem was the font or the the missing encoding. I was going to do some uploads to Test.svg myself before posting but there had already been a reply so I thought the issue was already confirmed to be the font. Oddly enough though the original file renders properly on SVG Check which uses the older RSVG version (and perhaps a different font setup). Offnfopt(talk) 21:45, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
Is there some other way to make curved text if textpath is not supported? --Tohaomg (talk) 21:14, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
You'll have to convert the text to a path for it to render properly. If you open the file in Inkscape, select the text then select the Path menu then Object to Path. If you want just one path then after you select Object to Path then select the Path menu again and Combine and it'll merge to one path instead of a separate path for each character. Offnfopt(talk) 21:33, 27 October 2016 (UTC)