Use simple shapes (circles, arcs, rectangles and polygons) on export when possible

Registered by Jaguar on 2008-03-13

I had an issue when exporting a filled circle to EMF from Inkscape, another application (Metadraw www.metadraw.com), read the exported circle as a sequence of segments looking like a circle without the fill color. When exporting the same circle from OpenOffice ODG to EMF, Metadraw showed two shapes the perimeter of the circle and the circle.

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[2015-02-26 jazzynico] Some improvements in Inkscape 0.91. Ellipses now produce a circle or an arc, and no longer a path. Rectangles already save as rectangles unless you convert them to paths. As for polygons, Inkscape has no tool to produce that kind of object, and I'm not sure converting B├ęzier curves would be a good idea.

[2016-03-11] dimumurray] Registered a similar issue "polygon, polyline, and line on plain SVG export"

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