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       fig2sxd - utility to convert .fig to .sxd


       fig2sxd [-w] [-l(ine)w(idth)1 l] figfile sxdfile


       The  program  tries to convert the given file in xfig format into a sxd
       file for Draw. If figfile ends with .fig  or  .xfig  and
       sxdfile  is  omitted, the output file will be named like figfile ending
       with .sxd instead of .(x)fig.  Using - for figfile  makes  the  program
       read from stdin so that it is possible to use

              pstoedit -f fig - | fig2sxd - file.sxd

       to convert ps files. (For files with many objects you might want to use
       something like

              pstoedit  -f  ’fig:-startdepth  -  |  fig2sxd  -

       to  get  more  layers; the output of pstoedit then is no longer a valid
       xfig file, but it makes the z ordering of the objects in
       Draw  stay  correct.)  Using  -  for sxdfile makes the program write to
       stdout. With the -linewidth1 (or -lw1) option, the width of lines  with
       thickness  1  in xfig can be set, unit is 1 cm. Using 0 here gives fine
       lines. Example:

              pstoedit -f ’fig:-startdepth - | fig2sxd -lw1 0  -

       With  the  -w option, out-of-specification values are only warnings but
       will be sanitized.


       Not all of the .fig objects are converted correctly: splines look quite
       similar, but are not exactly the same; text placement might be a little
       bit wrong, especially for very small font sizes; hatches look different
       in  many  cases;  hollow arrows are not supported and replaced by their
       filled counterparts. There are  various  other  things  that  could  be

       It  looks  like cannot read xml attribute values longer
       than 64kB as they might  appear  for  very  long  polygons/-lines.  For
       unfilled polylines, fig2sxd therefore creates several smaller polylines
       of 500 points each and groups them  together.  Splitting  an  arbitrary
       filled polygon is not trivial and not implemented.


       pstoedit(1), xfig(1) and (for updates).


       Program  and   manual   page   were   written   by   Alexander   Bürger