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2327Re: [ploticus] differences between SVG and PNG in ploticus [4 Attachments]

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  • Kay Wrobel
    Mar 5, 2012
      Hi Amir,

      Just to clarify, on the PNG command, you're outputting to the SVG file name. That is a typo. Correct?

      Kay Wrobel

      MIS Associate
      Hawk Electronics, Inc.

      On 03/04/2012 09:32 AM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:  


      I am maintaining Erik Zachte's EasyTimeline tool, which uses Ploticus
      for rendering and is used by Wikipedia for historical timelines.

      I was trying to make it work better with non-Latin scripts by using
      the SVG file that Ploticus creates. It works well for some files, but
      some other SVG files come out garbled, even though the PNG file that
      was created with the same input was good.

      In the attachments you'll find:
      * the input ploticus script
      * the PNG file that I get
      * the SVG file that I get
      * the font that I use to render it (TaameyFrankCLM)

      The commands to run Ploticus were:

      '/usr/bin/ploticus'  -svg -o 'ploticus-timeline-bad.svg'
      'ploticus-timeline-input.txt' -tightcrop -font
      'TaameyFrankCLM-Medium.ttf' -xml_encoding UTF-8

      '/usr/bin/ploticus'  -png -o 'ploticus-timeline-good.svg'
      'ploticus-timeline-input.txt' -tightcrop -font

      Does anybody have an idea of what I can do to make it work correctly?

      Thank you very much,

      Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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      I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬

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