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Are transparent-background PNG graphics necessary for Commons files?Edit

I don't see the advantage of these over images which provide the ideal background instead, given that the background seen appears to be user dependent — but I may be wrong in my assumptions. See File_talk:A300Belugav1.0.png#These_files_behave_oddly for a discussion of this. —Blanchette (talk) 05:55, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

It's not required, but some people might say that in many cases they're preferred... AnonMoos (talk) 08:10, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

I think it depends on the image content; if the background is irrelevant (e.g. left image), it can be made transparent. However, if it's a graph or drawing with many colours (e.g. right image), it's better to make the background the appropriate solid colour, otherwise, some lines may disappear when overlaid on a background of a similar colour. cmglee (talk) 10:04, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Regenerating 100px thumb of Zeichen_282.svgEdit


Hi! The Image:Zeichen_282.svg's 100px thumbnail is displayed wrongly (just a black disk instead of a traffic sign). Therefore, I wanted to regenerate it. However, suggested link [1] does not help. Can anybody help? PS: The problem occurs with many other sizes too. Miraceti (talk) 10:59, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Since an update to the software about a year ago, style attributes in the enclosing <svg....> tag are not interpreted... AnonMoos (talk) 10:34, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Looks fixed. Thanks. Miraceti (talk) 15:49, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Not rendered animated gifEdit

Gif not working there (24px), while working fine at other sizes. Any tips to force the recreation of the miniature ? Yug (talk) 13:11, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

  Done now working. Reason of bug / resolution unknown. Yug (talk) 14:28, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Rendering of .svg problemEdit

Hello, recently i drew the map of parliamentary election districts of Goergia (File:Georgian parliamentary election, 2012.svg) but it gives error durign thimbnail generation - Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination. Does anyone know, why? Regards,--George, 17:03, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't see any problem from here. It could be temporary server down. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 01:50, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
O'k, seems to get corrected. Thanks!--George, 05:31, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

New free fonts for Wikimedia's PNG rendererEdit

Is there an ability to add ParaType family of fonts – PT Sans, PT Sans Caption (a wider version for the smallest font sizes), PT Sans Narrow, PT Serif and PT Serif Caption? They are all released under SIL Open Font License. Ain92 (talk) 22:50, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

More prominent places to ask might be meta:Talk:SVG fonts or Bugzilla... AnonMoos (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2012 (UTC)