ill2svg missing text

Bug #166002 reported by Polx on 2004-10-20
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Bug Description

When opening illustrator 5 or 7 files (saved as EPS or
not). All my text objects are gone. Moreover, a little
"paté" appears on the bottom-left.

ScislaC (scislac) wrote :

I can't reproduce, as I can't get the EPS file to open in
Inkscape at all using either the .39 build or a build from
10/22 on Win32.

Polx (polx) wrote :

Oh, indeed.
I can't seem either to do so but the reason seems to be a
misconfiguration in the perl linking in my (fink-based) inkscape
installation. I had downloaded ill2svg separately from the inkscape web-

Why not try to run ill2svg directly ?
Among others, the eps file is with Mac line-endings, and the line-endings

are not specifiable in the current import dialog of Inkscape.

The command that worked for me are the following: -l mac /tmp/ill-text-troubles/Table_Salle_A_manger_harico.eps

> /tmp/blop.svg

inkscape /tmp/blop.svg

Interestingly, there's a load of errors afterwards in inkscape such as
WARNING **: No style property value at: stroke-width:
(maybe due to the "hairline width" of several of my strokes ?


Polx (polx) wrote :

Isn't this opening problem related to end-of-lines ? Can you try changing

them in a text-editor first ?

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

here's what I did to recreate the bug report:

1. ./
ill-text-troubles/Table_Salle_A_manger_harico.eps > foo.svg
2. edit foo.svg and delete the </text> and </tspan>
elements at the end of the file
3. inkscape foo.svg

It loaded up, but without the text objects.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

In theory, ought to be able to read this file
correctly, however it does not. I'm not exactly sure why,
but it looks like a bit of work to fix.

I think the proper solution to this is to use Scribus. I
did this:

1. Start scribus
2. Import the EPS file
3. Export as SVG
4. Load into Inkscape

It worked fine.

In my opinion the best solution to this is to rip out and replace it with calls either to scribus
itself or with code from the scribus library.

Is this still an issue?

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete
ScislaC (scislac) wrote :

Closing due to being out of date and lack of follow-up, but, please reopen with the requested info if you would like us to look into it further.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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