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Wikimedia Commons is not rendering SVG images with text path
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Hi guys,

This request is based on a talk with Sameboat

Wikimedia Commons uses LibRSVG for rendering SVG into PNG on-site which is quite different from most browsers and Inkscape, but RSVG has so many flaws and bugs, the ones that directly affect my diagram are: lack of text on curved path; texts render poorly when it is rotated or scaled, text would appear bumpy; lack of desired typefaces on-site which matters aesthetically.

Unless Wikimedia can arrange an expert to take over RSVG from GNOME (obviously a pipe dream), all the reported flaws and bugs would unlikely get fixed in the near future.1 2