SVG export text grouping on mac

Hi Everyone,

I'm using matplotlib on mac (matplotlib-0.91.2-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg) .

On windows svg export would have very sensible text grouping. For example an xlabel('Time') when saved to svg results in one text object 'Time'.

In the mac version this is saved as 5 separate objects, not text. A little puzzling, and inconvenient.

Is there an option somewhere to change this behavior?

I'm attaching an example svg.

Thanks!
-Kaushik

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The rcParam svg.embed_chars controls this behavior. I would assume it is set differently on your Windows and Mac boxes.

When it is True, rather than outputting <text> blocks, it embeds the characters as outlines. This means that the fonts do not have to be installed just to view the SVG correctly. The upside is better "portability" of the file. The downside is that the text can be impossible to edit in tools such as Inkscape or Illustrator. (Using SVG fonts would have been better, but there isn't much support for them in the wild yet).

When it is False, regular text blocks are used, but things will look strange (particularly with math text) if the correct fonts are not installed on the viewer's machine.

Hope that helps.

Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

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Hi Everyone,

I'm using matplotlib on mac (matplotlib-0.91.2-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg) .

On windows svg export would have very sensible text grouping. For example an xlabel('Time') when saved to svg results in one text object 'Time'.

In the mac version this is saved as 5 separate objects, not text. A little puzzling, and inconvenient.

Is there an option somewhere to change this behavior?

I'm attaching an example svg.

Thanks!
-Kaushik
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the tip. I tried it, but I get the following message:

Bad key "svg.embed_chars" on line 294 in
/Users/kghose/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc.
You probably need to get an updated matplotlibrc file from
http://matplotlib.sf.net/matplotlibrc or from the matplotlib source
distribution

The text is still exported as path.

Thanks
-Kaushik

Michael Droettboom wrote:

···

The rcParam svg.embed_chars controls this behavior. I would assume it is set differently on your Windows and Mac boxes.

When it is True, rather than outputting <text> blocks, it embeds the characters as outlines. This means that the fonts do not have to be installed just to view the SVG correctly. The upside is better "portability" of the file. The downside is that the text can be impossible to edit in tools such as Inkscape or Illustrator. (Using SVG fonts would have been better, but there isn't much support for them in the wild yet).

When it is False, regular text blocks are used, but things will look strange (particularly with math text) if the correct fonts are not installed on the viewer's machine.

Hope that helps.

Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I'm using matplotlib on mac (matplotlib-0.91.2-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg) .

On windows svg export would have very sensible text grouping. For example an xlabel('Time') when saved to svg results in one text object 'Time'.

In the mac version this is saved as 5 separate objects, not text. A little puzzling, and inconvenient.

Is there an option somewhere to change this behavior?

I'm attaching an example svg.

Thanks!
-Kaushik
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Sorry. I mistyped. It's "svg.embed_char_paths"

Cheers,
Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the tip. I tried it, but I get the following message:

Bad key "svg.embed_chars" on line 294 in
/Users/kghose/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc.
You probably need to get an updated matplotlibrc file from
http://matplotlib.sf.net/matplotlibrc or from the matplotlib source
distribution

The text is still exported as path.

Thanks
-Kaushik

Michael Droettboom wrote:

The rcParam svg.embed_chars controls this behavior. I would assume it is set differently on your Windows and Mac boxes.

When it is True, rather than outputting <text> blocks, it embeds the characters as outlines. This means that the fonts do not have to be installed just to view the SVG correctly. The upside is better "portability" of the file. The downside is that the text can be impossible to edit in tools such as Inkscape or Illustrator. (Using SVG fonts would have been better, but there isn't much support for them in the wild yet).

When it is False, regular text blocks are used, but things will look strange (particularly with math text) if the correct fonts are not installed on the viewer's machine.

Hope that helps.

Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I'm using matplotlib on mac (matplotlib-0.91.2-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg) .

On windows svg export would have very sensible text grouping. For example an xlabel('Time') when saved to svg results in one text object 'Time'.

In the mac version this is saved as 5 separate objects, not text. A little puzzling, and inconvenient.

Is there an option somewhere to change this behavior?

I'm attaching an example svg.

Thanks!
-Kaushik
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Thanks, that worked!

Small note, the example matplotlibrc file on the website (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/matplotlibrc) as well as the one in the most recent mac OS egg has "svg.embed_chars".

Thanks
-Kaushik

Michael Droettboom wrote:

···

Sorry. I mistyped. It's "svg.embed_char_paths"

Cheers,
Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the tip. I tried it, but I get the following message:

Bad key "svg.embed_chars" on line 294 in
/Users/kghose/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc.
You probably need to get an updated matplotlibrc file from
http://matplotlib.sf.net/matplotlibrc or from the matplotlib source
distribution

The text is still exported as path.

Thanks
-Kaushik

Michael Droettboom wrote:

The rcParam svg.embed_chars controls this behavior. I would assume it is set differently on your Windows and Mac boxes.

When it is True, rather than outputting <text> blocks, it embeds the characters as outlines. This means that the fonts do not have to be installed just to view the SVG correctly. The upside is better "portability" of the file. The downside is that the text can be impossible to edit in tools such as Inkscape or Illustrator. (Using SVG fonts would have been better, but there isn't much support for them in the wild yet).

When it is False, regular text blocks are used, but things will look strange (particularly with math text) if the correct fonts are not installed on the viewer's machine.

Hope that helps.

Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I'm using matplotlib on mac (matplotlib-0.91.2-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg) .

On windows svg export would have very sensible text grouping. For example an xlabel('Time') when saved to svg results in one text object 'Time'.

In the mac version this is saved as 5 separate objects, not text. A little puzzling, and inconvenient.

Is there an option somewhere to change this behavior?

I'm attaching an example svg.

Thanks!
-Kaushik
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Yes. I'll fix that. Thanks.

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

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Thanks, that worked!

Small note, the example matplotlibrc file on the website (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/matplotlibrc) as well as the one in the most recent mac OS egg has "svg.embed_chars".

Thanks
-Kaushik

Michael Droettboom wrote:

Sorry. I mistyped. It's "svg.embed_char_paths"

Cheers,
Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the tip. I tried it, but I get the following message:

Bad key "svg.embed_chars" on line 294 in
/Users/kghose/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc.
You probably need to get an updated matplotlibrc file from
http://matplotlib.sf.net/matplotlibrc or from the matplotlib source
distribution

The text is still exported as path.

Thanks
-Kaushik

Michael Droettboom wrote:

The rcParam svg.embed_chars controls this behavior. I would assume it is set differently on your Windows and Mac boxes.

When it is True, rather than outputting <text> blocks, it embeds the characters as outlines. This means that the fonts do not have to be installed just to view the SVG correctly. The upside is better "portability" of the file. The downside is that the text can be impossible to edit in tools such as Inkscape or Illustrator. (Using SVG fonts would have been better, but there isn't much support for them in the wild yet).

When it is False, regular text blocks are used, but things will look strange (particularly with math text) if the correct fonts are not installed on the viewer's machine.

Hope that helps.

Mike

Kaushik Ghose wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I'm using matplotlib on mac (matplotlib-0.91.2-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg) .

On windows svg export would have very sensible text grouping. For example an xlabel('Time') when saved to svg results in one text object 'Time'.

In the mac version this is saved as 5 separate objects, not text. A little puzzling, and inconvenient.

Is there an option somewhere to change this behavior?

I'm attaching an example svg.

Thanks!
-Kaushik
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