[scribus-dev] SVG support

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Thu Nov 12 21:38:29 UTC 2020

Hi Jeff

We’ve replied in IRC….


> On 12 Nov 2020, at 11:35 pm, NASA Jeff <tallboy258 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's a bit quit on IRC, so I thought I'd email. For your views.
> What's the current state of play for SVG support in Scribus? I'm
> asking because the topic was raised in the Inkscape developers meeting
> today.
> My summary, as good as I can manage, was as follows:
> Scribus currently supports rich vector and bitmap graphics, enough for
> the majority of the requirements for SVG, especially shapes and clip
> art etc.. but not to the extent of supporting filters.
> Text may be handled a little differently in Scribus, formatted text
> frames as opposed to an ad-hoc text layout.
> Support for importing and exporting documents in Scribus is cumbersome
> and error prone, as discussed with ale, Scribus could really do with a
> fresh modernized modular file format, a bit like SVG. That would in
> turn make it easier to import and export documents into scribus that
> are in other formats.
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