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Quickly display SVG files in OS X using Firefox Apps
Quick Look uses WebKit to render SVG (scalable vector graphics) flies, and Safari has a bug that mis-renders any isolated horizontal or vertical line segment making it useless. Most SVG graphics programs like Inkscape or Illustrator are very slow to launch. Fortunately Firefox works correctly and opens SVG files instantly. So if you need to view SVG files, you can drag them into a Firefox window, or onto the Firefox icon in the Dock, to view them.

[kirkmc adds: I tried opening some SVG files in both Safari and Firefox, but didn't find any that had isolated horizontal or vertical lines, so I haven't seen how this issues displays. YMMV.]
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Quickly display SVG files in OS X using Firefox
Authored by: ryo on May 09, '13 09:48:16AM

I've done quite a lot of SVG development and Safari has always been one of the best viewers for me… much better than Firefox. I suppose, like a lot of hints, not only may your milage vary, but it depends on the versions of software you're running (which is why I'm not voting this hint up or down). My SVG development has always been with Safari v6xx (but usually with WebKit nightlies, which may be the difference here) and I've seen more problems in Firefox.

It may be worth noting that BBEdit's live preview works very nicely when hand-coding SVG images - just open the preview window and watch as you code.



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Quickly display SVG files in OS X using Firefox
Authored by: 010111 on May 10, '13 01:23:43AM

it does not display SVGZ files though. which is generally what i make for web use due to the massively reduced file-size. seems like either Illustrator is the only one that'll do those.

gives a "XML Parsing Error: not well-formed"



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