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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Eiffel in perfection

After few failed attempts, finally I managed to implement full support of the so called compound polygon for libwpg (see also the previous progress). This is WordPerfect Graphics' term for "grouped objects". Without proper compound polygon support, often some objects are shifted, i.e. not placed in correct position due to the wrong transformation.

As always, the obligatory click-to-enlarge screenshot follows. And as usual, Corel Presentation is on the left side, opening a picture from the clip-art. On the right side, Inkscape (before I showed only Karbon14) is showing the converted SVG.

Coming soon: from WPG to ODG. Yes, that's OpenDocument Graphics...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just wish I had dozens of 10 year old wpg files that needed to be converted because it surely does loko good :-)

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of this? Converting age-old wpg's to svn? Or are today really people using WP?

Anonymous said...

I sure wish this was working fine when I had to convert 10 decade old WP documents to "modern" MS Word documents last month. The WP import function of MS Word is frankly not very good, libwpd is much better, but doesn't do graphics (MS Word does, but badly).
And Corel Office just crashes...

Anyway, great work, hopefully I need to do another batch for my job, and it can be done really quick (no more copy pasting pictures out of pdf)

Ariya Hidayat said...

The forums in wpuniverse.com are still active, so there are people using WP.

In all cases, if anyone still has tons of WPGs and would like to donate them to me (as test cases of course), feel free to contact me...

molumen said...

Hi!
It's gonna be a great plus to have a WPG filter in Inkscape/Carbon14, because I have tons of old Corel cliparts that can be reused!
What is the status of libwpg? Is it mature enough to be used?