User talk:ClaesWallin

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Runic letters[edit]

Hello, I noticed your uploads of runic svg files, I have recategorized most of them if you don't mind. I wish to create three categories: Elder Futhark, Anglo-Saxon Futhorc and Younger Futhark, and ensure that these categories only contain superior svg files. However, to do that, I need to create these svg files, and I have no idea how to. I have tried using Inkscape, but I got nowhere with that (see this as a proof...). Could you somehow help me create the remaining svg files? All I need to know is how to create the kind of files you have created earlier. Thanks, Holt (talk) 13:51, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

I would create them for you, if I had the time, but the least I can do is give you some advice on how to create them: I used Inkscape when creating "my" runes. Since runes are quite simple shapes, having been designed for chipping into stone, I didn't find it very complicated. Maybe you can look at the runes I created and see what techniques I used -- play with "group" and "ungroup" and consider looking at the XML source also, it's relatively readable (I use XML edit a lot when I use InkScape, to fine-tune the details). I think I mostly used lines, possibly complemented by rectangles when I couldn't get the edges right. Hope this helps. clacke (talk) 13:06, 23 September 2008 (UTC)