I tried to start tweaking inkscape icons so it's less of a blur but
stumbled on some obstacles.
As per some discussion on the #inkscape channel I was convinced I could
use ~/.inkscape/icons/ to store PNG icons with filenames corresponding
to the icons.svg object ids or the old XPM icon set. However this
doesn't appear to have any effect.
Failing that, I tried doing them in vector. While
~/.inkscape/icons/icons.svg does seem to override the global icons, I'm
puzzled about the size. The icons in the toolbar, nor the icons in the
menus seem to match the 1:1 zoom of icons.svg thus any effort trying to
position elements to the raster grid are useless. My 16x16px icon got
scaled down to about 10px in the toolbar. What's the magic here?
I'm still convinced that for small resolutions such as the toolbar and
definitely menu icons, bitmap icons will take less effort to draw. Even
if you do them in vector, you still need to make sure the objects align
well to the grid to render sharp. That means either having menu and
toolbar render at the same size or doing every icon twice anyway. 
I see the usefulness of SVG icons, phasing them in gnome icon theme, but
for tiny resolutions they don't work without pixel-perfect positioning.
 - More on this here:
Jakub Steiner <jimmac@...446...>
Is there a way to set line spacing (line height) between lines of flowed
text? line-height in flowPara element doesn't work. And for text
justification / alignment text-align doesn't work too.
Thanks in advance
Is there a way to switch off the antialiasing of the canvas?
Why I want to do so? My 450 MHz PIII gets very slow on complex drawing.
Setting the magnification to »1:1« does not give the natural size,
even though the X-Server has the correct dpi set (86dpi in my case).
So where does inkscape take the dpi from? Can I change it?
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Can Inkscape plot survey data at present? What I mean is: Can we lay down a
line A to B with a distance in say metres and a bearing relative to North
vertical and plotted clockwise? And then a line B to C etcetera.
The sort of data it would be valuable to plot are:
Point Point Distance (metres or scaled) Bearing (angle clockwise in
degrees from vertical)
A B 12.5 25
B C 4.3 328
C D 16.7 85
D E 8.6 45.2
To do this we need lines to be drawn in terms of distance and angle rather
than what appears to be the current X and Y positions of the point. Maybe
this can be set at present. If so I cannot find it-
Another use of this would be to obtain distance and bearing between two
points from a map scan. Again a very useful result which may already be
Any help here? I seem to remember that at some very early stage in Inkscape
this was possible.......sort of....but I cannot find it now.
I'll put it in as a request but thought I'd ask first.
This is something I might be able to work on.....I've just begun learning C and GTK GUI programming, so that I can contribute to Inkscape development.
Any idea how I might get started?
The Sunburned Surveyor
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Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] SVG Fonts
Quoting Landon Blake <lblake@...24...>:
> Does Inkscape support SVG Fonts embedded within SVG documents?
Not yet. We'd like to do it in principle, but nobody's gotten
around to doing it yet, and we're still working out a lot of issues
with non-SVG fonts anyway.
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Does Inkscape support SVG Fonts embedded within SVG documents? Has anyone created SVG Fonts with Inkscape? Is there any interest in an opens source SVG Font Library?
The Sunburned Surveyor
I'd like to propose two things regarding the Inkscape web site.
Volunteers are welcome:
1 Create an RSS feed for the main page news.
2 Create a new header graphic to replace the boring white "Inkscape"
on blue. As a graphic app, we are starting to deserve something more
sophisticated. The web site itself is OK, I don't think we need to
drastically change the entire design (although suggestions are
welcome), but the top panel is decidedly dull and pathetic. Show off
your graphic talent! Send your submissions to the devel list for
people to discuss. The best one (if the winner is not obvious, we may
need to do a voting) will make it to the site. One technical note: the
banner cannot be fixed width, because our site is not fixed width - so
it must be either one piece for the top left corner or two pieces for
two corners, with some flat color fill between them. The minimum
screen resolution is 800x600.
I have succesfully built Inkscape 0.40-1 via Fink under Mac OS X 10.3
After I have moved to "~/Desktop/Inkscape.app/Contents" following the
way explained for the Gimp.app
The application lauches itself with a double-click and it is available
But if it can be stored there that would be better. The file is 60 Mb
do dwnload, and then 280 Mb for the software itself.
PowerMac G4 400 Mhz
1 Gb RAM
Mac OS X 10.3.6
Ubuntu Linux PPC 4.10