Bug 86205 - SVG export contains broken curves
Summary: SVG export contains broken curves
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-12 15:01 UTC by Panagiotis Issaris
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Drawing in LibreOffice Draw (48.43 KB, image/png)
2014-11-12 15:01 UTC, Panagiotis Issaris
SVG export with broken curves (95.95 KB, image/png)
2014-11-12 15:02 UTC, Panagiotis Issaris

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Description Panagiotis Issaris 2014-11-12 15:01:15 UTC
Created attachment 109345 [details]
Drawing in LibreOffice Draw

I've got a ODF document containing curved lines. When exporting the drawing to SVG, some of the curved lines become straight lines and some of them appear just as intended.

I've tried viewing the document using Firefox 33.1, Safari 7.1, Inkscape 0.48.2, Google Chrome 38.0 and Google Chrome 41.0 (Canary). In all those, those SVGs curved lines appear straight.
Comment 1 Panagiotis Issaris 2014-11-12 15:02:33 UTC
Created attachment 109346 [details]
SVG export with broken curves

Some of the curves are straight lines now. There are other problems, such as the dashed lines, and text-orientation.
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2014-11-12 16:10:46 UTC

The PNG clips are fine--we can see the issue. But, please clip out a portion of the problem .ODG and save to a new .ODG drawing, verify that it continues to have the issue, and then attach the sample to this bug so we can check if we can reproduce the issue.

Comment 3 Panagiotis Issaris 2014-11-12 16:23:24 UTC
Hi Stuart,

I intented to do as you requested, but noticed that the problem disappeared as soon as I right-clicked on the image and selected "break" to break up the picture to be able to simplify it.

So, right-click->break->export to SVG results in an SVG without the curves becoming straight.

I do not know how to simplify it, as simplifying it requires me to break up the image.
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