----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Hurst" <Nathan.Hurst@...38...>
To: "vellum" <vellum@...68...>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] windows build anyone?
>As an addition I have not seen patterns mentioned. Is anyone working on
>these? I do a lot of cartography and black and white patterns are pretty
>essential for these. Hachure lines, dot densities et cetera. This is
>definitely an area in which svg can shine but few programs implement it.
Interesting. I've looked at the SVG spec for patterns, it seems
reasonably do-able. Perhaps you could start working on a collection of
public domain patterns so that we have something to work with when we
Nathan and others,
I've been looking at patterns and there is a fair bit in the net on SVG
implementation of patterns. I'm collecting this and trying to use my almost
non-existant knowledge of svg to get some simple ones to work.
However, I have not been able to find many vector programs which use vector
patterns. Mayura Draw is an exception and it also outputs svg. The attached
file shows Mayuras pattern outputs. Note, the last object has been resized
and the vector pattern remains the same scale.
Corel Draw uses vector fills but does not seem to output svg files usable by