non-Unicode symbol fonts do not work on Windows. Bug 165665. Do we need the flag USE_PANGO_WIN32 ?
by Alvin Penner
ref : https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/165665
I believe this bug can be fixed by disabling the flag USE_PANGO_WIN32 in
line 19 of src/libnrtype/FontFactory.h. When I do this on Windows XP, I gain
about 35 new fonts. Not all of these new fonts are useable, but the most
interesting ones, such as CommercialPi, Symbol, Technic, Webdings,
Wingdings, MonoType Sorts, TechnicLite are working well, both in Inkscape
and in IE9.
This is a Windows-specific bug which hides symbol fonts, and does not
occur in Gimp 2.6 on Win XP. As far as I can tell, the Gimp source code does
not contain any analogue or equivalent of the flag USE_PANGO_WIN32.
Would there be any objection if I disable this flag, or does it serve a
specific purpose that is essential?
- Alvin Penner
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7 years, 10 months
Mac OS X Mountain Lion x86_64 packaging of 0.48.4
by Valerio Aimale
I am not an official packager, but I was eager to have an updated
version of Inkscape for Mac OS X and I noticed that nobody is packaging
the new version.
I've packaged it for Mountain Lion and x86_64. It should be considered a
beta packaging. I've packaged from version 0.48+devel r12005
You can download it at:
The Mac Os X packaging infrastructure in the source tree is a bit
ancient. Things I've noticed:
- configure.ac uses syntax that is not conforming anymore with
autoconf/automake/authohear 1.13. Going forward that should be updated.
- the scripts osx-build.sh os-app.sh needs update for the newest Xcode
versions. they don't work out of the box.
- the dylib base relocation infrastructure needed to be rewritten
- the Platypus-derived ScriptExec executable might not be needed anymore
- in this version, the app bundle executes the sh script directly.
- The version I packaged runs gtk-2.0+quartz. It does not need
X11/Xquartz anymore to run. This is the direction GIMP has gone to as well.
- It uses the same theme as GIMP. I think it's a good consistency
decision, and it's the theme that looks best on Mtn Lion.
If somebody want to try and report problems, I'd appreciate it
9 years, 1 month
Mac OS X Build 0.48.4 RC1
by Valerio Aimale
This is a good build that is close to being a release:
For Mountain Lion
- the menu should be all working but the "Open Recent" submenu. No
matter which item is selected, the top open is always opened. This is a
bug between gtk/gtk_recent_menu_manager() and gtk-mac-integration. Needs
more analysis, not an easy fix.
- Quit, About and Preferences menu items moved under the app menu.
- python should be fully working now on Lion and Mountain Lion
- uniconvertor/sk1libs installed and fixed
The sk1libs/utilsfs.py line
really should be
return ['/System/Library/Fonts', '/Library/Fonts',
- no more noise on the terminal stderr
- bunch of improvements and changes in the build system
9 years, 6 months
Help need whith branch compile in windows.
by Jabiertxo Arraiza Cenoz
Hi to all.
Some users have problem with the BSpline and Spirolive branch for
windows. Brainless offer to me compile it to windows.
Its hard, but finaly hi locate the problem whith some fonts, he think is
solved and finaly can make the executable.
But other user have the same problem, whith fonts and when open
preferences dialog, inkscape crash.
I think the problem isnt in the modifications added to the branch...
Any body whith knoweledge in windowd, and some english..., could help to
me to help this users? Or do directly.
Help with CubicBezier in a closed Geom::Path::const_iterator
by Jabiertxo Arraiza Cenoz
Hi. I have a problem. Its this:
T get the last subpath of a Geom::Path::const_iterator whith a this
options: end_open(), end(), end_default(), end_closed() and this subpath
is not degenerated at the end.
But never get a CubicBezier from the last subpath.
Anybody can help me?
Thanks in advance.
PR for shortcuts
by Alexandre Prokoudine
Since 0.49 is shaping up so well with regards to polishing, I'd like
to mention yet another thing. A while ago I discovered that several of
our long-time users who have been with us since forever didn't even
know that we have one-key shortcuts for tools.
I mean, for real. People who do real design with Inkscape and are
mostly happy with it were quietly complaining that there were no
simpler shortcuts. Imagine my surprise :)
Since 0.49 now shows F* based shortcuts, how difficult would it be to
patch it to show alternative shortcuts as well, after a "," character?
Or would it be too confusing?
P.S. I've seen this complaint many times before: people were asking if
there was a way to configure Inkscape to use some one-key shortcuts
Re: [Inkscape-devel] PR for shortcuts (John Smith)
by Jelle Mulder
As the discussion on short-cuts is popping up. If it would be possible to
do so... can Shift+Delete be mapped to remove selected and copy to
clipboard? It is a quite common operation that I miss in Inkscape.
Shift+Insert instead or additional to CTRL+V would be welcome too. Having
multiple mappings to one tool/task?
ruler coordinate system: scaling and offset
I implemented an idea how to temporarily solve bug #170049  for many
In short, I added scaling and offset for the ruler display and cursor
position status display without affecting any of the internal coordinates.
This allows to define an inverted coordinate system and does not need
document versioning. However, precision might suffer and units are not
saved in svg as they are displayed by the rulers.
Unfortunately, almost nobody seems to test this or give any feedback. I
would appreciate to hear your opinion or have people test the patch.