SVG exporting problmes

I’m new to Intaglio and was testing the SVG export capability. I tried drawing a simple graphic and then saving it, selecting SVG as the format. Unfortunately, the file created appears not to be a readable file. Not only can I not read or import the file with another graphic program (e.g. Pages or VectorDesigner), I can’t even open it with Intaglio either. Intaglio generates the error message: ‘Can’t complete this command. Unknown type.’ I’m running 10.4.11 on a dual 1.25 GHz machine if that makes any difference. This seems so basic I can’t imagine what I might be doing wrong.


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Can you open the file in a text editor and verify that there is what appears to be SVG code?


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Hi
Yes, I can open the file in TextEdit and here’s what’s in it–unfortunately I still can’t import or open this file in another program (or even in Intaglio itself). BTW, I tried installing Intaglio on another machine to see if it might be the machine/software configuration causing the problem. Same problem unfortunately. Thanks for any insight into what might be causing this problem.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>

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That’s not correct SVG. The at the end should be at least . I don’t know why that would be generated. Can you send me the original Intaglio file at nick[atsign]purgatorydesign.com (where [substituting @ for [atsign])?


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Actually, when I tried saving the first graphic I created again on my original machine it seemed okay. At least I was able to read in the SVG file to Intaglio. I’m not sure why it didn’t work at first but it seems to work now. It still doesn’t work in Pages but it appears that Pages doesn’t read SVG files. The file does work in Safari. For the moment all seems fine.


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Rob, to be honest, I’ve had nothing but problems with SVG files on
Mac. I think it’s because, and do correct me if I am wrong, SVG is a
Microsoft- based format? I use Cheetah 3D quite a lot, and SVG files
made in Intaglio export very well to Cheetah, but because Intaglio is
no CAD program, I tend to use Ribbonsof’t QCad, which is a lot like
AutoCAD LT, but works on a Mac. Although QCad exports SVG files,
Cheetah hates them. You’d think that these two files would be
identical, but they’re not, the Apple version being far more complex.

Adobe at the moment are doing very exciting things with their pdf
format. It seems that many developers are looking more towards the pdf
format, because it will allow you to do everything an SVG does, and a
lot more.

On 17 Apr 2008, at 06:22, rob crutcher wrote:

Actually, when I tried saving the first graphic I created again on
my original machine it seemed okay. At least I was able to read in
the SVG file to Intaglio. I’m not sure why it didn’t work at first
but it seems to work now. It still doesn’t work in Pages but it
appears that Pages doesn’t read SVG files. The file does work in
Safari. For the moment all seems fine.


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No, SVG is Adobe. I haven’t used QCad, but I haven’t had too much of a problem with SVG and the apps I do use. At the OS level, you can’t drag and drop SVG on a Mac like you can other image formats, though.


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Ah yes sorry :slight_smile:
On 17 Apr 2008, at 11:31, KeynoteKen wrote:

No, SVG is Adobe


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FWIW, SVG is an open W3C standard for vector graphics for vector graphics on the web. It’s supported by Adobe but I’m pretty sure they don’t own it.

PDF is an Adobe format but it’s supported natively in the Mac OS X graphics libraries. Since SVG is a web standard support on the Mac is generally though Safari and WebKit, or applications have to roll their own version (such as what Intaglio does).


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