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I am having some issues using some SVGs that I have created in Inkscape. I am trying to use them in QGIS but they're not displayed properly. This: http://i.imgur.com/BuxMWeO.png is how the SVG looks like in Inkscape and how it should look on the map. This:http://i.imgur.com/qoIFsJm.png is how QGIS "sees" it.

I am having similar issues with other SVGs. I would also like to mention that this issue only occurs on SVGs that contain text. To be more precise, the text is the element that is not displayed properly. There was this very simple SVG; a red, thick circle with a "V" inside of it. In Inkscape, it looked good. In QGIS, the "V" would not show up.

What am I doing wrong?

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Maybe you can try to convert your text object to path (in Inkscape): Path -> Object to Path ? –  webrian Sep 5 '13 at 8:03
I did try that. It didn't work, or I don't know how to use that option properly. I took the long road and started building the letters. It's not a huge task but it annoyed me that I couldn't simply use the text tool. –  alex667 Sep 5 '13 at 10:36

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