Allow Inkscape to draw using a string as input

Registered by inductiveload on 2008-03-17

At the moment, Inkscape does not allow users to enter commands to Inkscape in a text-based format. This specification proposed to add that functionality, both at the command line and internally, possibly using a command-line box similar to Rhino's. In this way, a user will be able to directly enter precise instruction to Inkscape with minimal effort. For example, a command such as "circle r:50" could be entered and Inkscpae will produce a circle of radius 50px, with all other attributes set to default values. In this way, technical drawing becomes easier, and the interface to Inkscape from external programs is vastly increased.

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I've been a Python programmer for 4 years now, and an Inkscape user for about 3 years. I use it all the time to design logos and create sublime textures. been waiting on a command line interface for awhile, but to no avail. So here's an idea: show me where and how to start this project, and I will do the necessary coding in Python. Send me a line at <email address hidden> to let me know when you're ready for me to start....

2016-10-29 VictorWestmann: This is a good idea. Have you checked the Inkscape project how to create extensions?

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