[Ipe-discuss] isy file: personal symbology 2

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Fri Mar 8 19:25:54 CET 2019

These are good suggestions.

It seems so far Ipe symbols are not very much used, with these improvements they could become more usable.  I've made two tickets 


and will look at implementing this when I have time to work on Ipe again (not before May).

Does anybody else have experience with using symbols in Ipe?


On Tue, Mar 5, 2019, at 18:05, Tony wrote:
> Hi
> Last night I had some problems with the email, I insert the update of 
> the previous post with the hope that it is understandable.
> I ran the tips that you have offered me 
> So I made some changes trying different types of options, I insert a 
> file with the various examples in this file : provasimb.ipe
> In the final part of the file I have included two proposals.
> the first concerns the possibility of choosing the symbols (it would be 
> necessary to create a folder to insert the icons of the preview of the 
> symbols to be implemented), rotation is often necessary in some 
> structure symbols (I enclose an image of a technical software for 
> structural calculation ).
> the second proposal concerns the style of the text (I have attached an 
> image made with the same software for structures).
> could a similar structure be implemented for both numerical values and 
> a text value or a mathematical symbol?
> the transparency of a text between two colors could be a good thing.
> I do not have the programming skills in C ++ and my knowledge of lua is 
> very poor.
> The software I used to make the drawings was programmed by a friend of 
> mine in Embarcadero Delphi and I can get some of the sources.
> Do you think that some of these functions can be implemented?
> I inserted two images to better understand my proposal 
> https://ibb.co/G79yHDm
> https://ibb.co/bd1thCL
> Attachments:
> * provasimb.ipe

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