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Diagonally striped pattern on svg country mapEdit

Hello guys,

I'm trying to fill countries with a diagonally striped pattern on a svg world map in this kind of style, however, just filling countries instead of regions would be fine. Colors should be able to be determined with the ability to create transparent stripes. There are instructions on how to entirely fill and circle countries, but the above feature is missing. Anyone here who could extend the instructions or comment? Would like to use this map outside of Wikipedia in case there are different rendering requirements.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by MiMoHo (talk • contribs) 09:42, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Black boxes in SVGsEdit

So I uploaded two maps: File:2016 OR HD-56.svg and File:2016 OR HD-54.svg. But, black boxes are shown over the text when they're converted to PNG. I guess this is a flow text issue and I did what they recommended to fix it (text->convert to text on Inkscape), but still it was the same. I'd appreciate if someone could try to fix this issue. MB298 (talk) 21:52, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@MB298: The problem ist there is an empty <flowRootthat has to be removed. Empty flowRoots cant be marked by clicking on them (they are invisible) and some can't get converted by Inkscape.
You can save them as "Optimized SVG (*.svg)" and then you can use is quite new (came out on Monday) and can't process "Inkscape SVG (*.svg)" (might get implemented).
If you what to check if it worked you can use Commons:Commons_SVG_Checker (or
If you have any problems I can help you. (How to repair, or repair it on my own.)
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 22:46, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: I can't really figure out how to use your SVG tool. There isn't anywhere to upload the file. MB298 (talk) 02:38, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
@MB298: Sorry wrong link. Now the correct one:  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 07:41, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Now I also implemented to process "Inkscape SVG (*.svg)", so now also the original file should work.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:47, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Looks like someone already fixed the issue, but thanks. MB298 (talk) 22:18, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Help asked: SVG scaling / rendering, font problemsEdit

Uiteenvallen Oostenrijk-Hongarije (1918)

Hi, I have created a SVG map using Inkscape, but after uploading the text doesn't show as it's supposed to, but completely in the wrong scale, even causing text falling off the image. The font I used is Fira Sans. I tried cleaning up, tried optimized svg, regular svg, nothing seems to solve the problem. Can anyone help out? --oSeveno (User talk) 14:00, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

@OSeveno: Please read meta:SVG_fonts (more precise) and Help:SVG#fallback (easier). You use a font that is not available on Wikimedia, therfore you should use a different font. Maybe a more common one such as DejaVu Sans or Liberation Sans. You can see all available Sans-fonts at: File:MediaWiki_SVG_font_list_sans.svg.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:10, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. Pitty there are not that many options. I had purposely replaced DejaVu Sans by Fira Sans, since DejaVu Sans doesn't score high at readability when generated as thumbnail on Wikipedia. I am surprised even Linux Biolinum isn't on the list. On the list are mostly very old fonts. Does Wikimedia never add any new fonts? --oSeveno (User talk) 18:43, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@OSeveno:I'm not so much into fonts, but which fonts would you like to add? I will write a phab:-Ticket and suggest it.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:25, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: Thanks for asking! Especially condensed or narrow fonts are only minimally available. Condensed or narrow fonts are useful for allowing maximum amounts of text on small spaces, while maintaining readability. I'm missing the following: DejaVu Sans Condensed, DejaVu Serif Condensed, Fira Sans Normal, Fira Sans Condensed, Fira Sans Compressed (Github: Fira Sans), Linux Biolinum (including Linux Biolinum Capitals), Linux Libertine (including Linux Libertine Capitals), Open Sans (including Open Sans Condensed), Noto Sans Condensed, Semi-condensed, Extra condensed @ Noto Sans). All Open Font license. Regards, --oSeveno (User talk) 11:59, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@OSeveno: I created phab:T221453. Please edit if you like  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 14:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: Thanks for that! --oSeveno (User talk) 17:16, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Apple live pictures?Edit

Is there a tool for converting Apple live pictures to a format acceptable by Commons?—agr (talk) 09:22, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

@ArnoldReinhold: What format do they use?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:21, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
Apparently Live Photos include a jpeg and H.264 with some additional data. Here is a description I found at Stackoverflow [1]. Of course one can just export the jpeg, but the motion effect can be quite nice. For example I recently uploaded some jpgs I took at the Boston Marathon. In live photo they show a couple of seconds of the runners running.--agr (talk) 15:27, 18 April 2019 (UTC)