Commons:Graphics village pump/February 2008

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SVG problem[edit]

Hi! I have some problems in Image:Ceres Orbit-hu.svg. Two characters in the text are a bit higher (F and ő), than the others in the "Földtől való távolság" text. This is probably because of the Hungarian ő letter, I had this error with it before (just with ő and ű characters). The image renders good in Inkscape and in Firefox, but not in the Commons and Wikipedia. How can it be corrected? Bdanee Flag of Hungary.svg vita 00:26, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I have had a quick look at this and can see nothing wrong. I assume the problem lies in the Metawiki conversion to .png. I am sorry I cannot help, I just wanted you to know that there is someone here. Globbet 22:55, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Ihave a simililar problem. this image has been poorly converted as well. Fonts get too big.--Itpastorn 18:11, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
You have used font-family="'MyriadPro-Regular'". I don't think the renderer can. It is using a font that happens to be very similar, but not exactly the same. See Meta:SVG fonts for a list of fonts the renderer is supposed to know about. Globbet 00:30, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
It did work, thank you.--Itpastorn 22:24, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

help me[edit]

How to rotate Image:Spaghettoni.jpg? Excuse-me if this is not the page for the question.--Nnaluci 12:20, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

The old command-line Jpegtran program can rotate JPEG files losslessly (with some limitations), and there's now also some kind of rotate-bot at Wikimedia Commons (though I'm not familiar with its details). But if you have access to the original lossless pre-JPEG photo data for this image, then you don't actually need those tools... AnonMoos 13:22, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
(editclash)By adding {{rotate|degree=90}} to the image Rotatebot should come by and rotate the picture. /Lokal_Profil 13:24, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Why does it NEVER work?[edit]

I am constantly trying to make text boxes in inkscape. They appear fine on the document, in different colour to the background etc. but when they are uploaded to Commons, the text just disappears altogether. Am I doing something wrong or is it the upload process? Harris Morgan 19:52, 20 February 2008 (UTC).

Could you point us to a specific non-text-functioning SVG? AnonMoos 14:13, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Image:Anti EU Olisipiensis.svg. Harris Morgan 17:15, 21 February 2008 (UTC).
No text displays in Adobe SVG plugin or Inkscape either, so it's hard to say that there's a WikiMedia software SVG renderer bug. And if you download that file and open it in a plain-text editor, that text doesn't appear to be there. The only text data included in the file appears to be the single letter "d" (do a text-search for "ensis" in the "19:43, 20 February 2008" version of the SVG file, and you won't find it). One general tip to make debugging SVG files easier is to save as Plain SVG (instead of program-specific SVG)... AnonMoos 22:49, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
I used to have this problem in the older Inkscape versions. The text needed to be selected and marked as "Convert to Text" for them to show up. The new Inkscape is a breeze. Shyamal 16:01, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

SVG - unexpected stray italics[edit]

I recently uploaded Image:Migrationroutes.svg. In the legend the scientific names are to be in italics while the common names are in normal fonts. All appears fine in Inkscape but the SVG renderer on commons seems to show some of the normal text in italics. Shyamal 15:59, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I think this is a fault in the renderer. The relevant parts of the SVG code are: (Can someone tell me how to indent the source?)
<text style="font-style:normal">
  <tspan style="font-style:normal">
    Arctic Tern
  </tspan>
</text>
<text style="font-style:italic">
  <tspan style="font-style:normal">
    Short-tailed Shearwater
  </tspan>
</text>
As I understand it, the style of the tspan element should override the text style, but it would seem that the renderer is not doing that, which, if I am right, would be a reportable bug. In the meantime your image could easily be edited to avoid the problem. I can try that for you if you like. Globbet 23:45, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I attempted a fix manually. Not sure about where the bug reporting is - hope the developers are keeping an eye on this page. Shyamal 09:50, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Quicktime to OGG[edit]

I have converted a short quicktime movie to OGG format using a couple of different methods, but when I upload either version I get "(Invalid ogg file: )" showing on its image page, see Image:Stoat visiting KWS fence.ogg. Anyone got any ideas of what the problem is? I have got the original .MOV file if anyone has expertise in doing these conversions. (to make it easier, there is no sound track to worry about). Both revisions play fine with VLC on Ubuntu. --Tony Wills 22:23, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Inscape rendering vs commons[edit]

I presume that the SVG renderer is kept up to date with what Inkscape interprets of the SVG standard. A file I just uploaded does not look the way it does on Inkscape 0.45 as well as 0.46. I am unsure about how this needs to be dealt with. (Image:Nectarinia_lotenia.jpg - note the eye which consists of a grouped object - perhaps the Z order within them is getting messed up). Shyamal 05:13, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't understand. Why do you want to use Inkscape to view a .jpg? Globbet 00:34, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Oops, the link should have been Image:NectariniaLotenia.svg‎ Shyamal 16:24, 2 March 2008 (UTC)