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SVG authoring tool, please recommend one

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 17:24:45 +0100
Message-ID: <002201c104a5$d679b560$378d7bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: <djw@bts.co.uk>, "charles McCathieNeville" <charles@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
There has been a fairly concerted effort to encourage me as well as others
to use SVG.

I would like to make it clear that my LDD students are intimately involved
in authoring the symbols we use.
They must be capable of using 'suitable' drawing tools to so author.

Paint, Painter Classic and Photoshop (for the more able) are all fine, they
can use a graphics pen and tablet, or a mouse.
The GIMP is of course amazing.
They may be used freehand and require no programming skills. They do not
require one to use or understand difficult or obscure algorithms, such as
circles, ovals etc.

Paint, and Painter Classic come with the kit, and are thus effectively
'free'.
We don't have Photoshop, though i have linked to a site where LDD students
do...

Jpeg, bmps and gifs can be imported into any of these tools, played with,
saved and printed in any other format.

Can you please recommend a suitable (free) SVG authoring tool, because until
there is such a tool, we are very unlikely to find SVG accessible. btw I
have linux they do not, and may not for about 3 years or possibly more,
though I do plan to provide a linux notebook soon....

It really does need to be as good as them


jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
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