[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] SVG map import fails - What am I doing wrong?

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Sat Oct 26 13:41:21 MST 2013

Thus spake blackice:
> Hi,
> I managed to get rid of all flowRoot elements. This article was
> tremendously helpful for the task:
> http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10819[1]
> However, I am now running into the next error message. At least this
> time I found it and I believe it means that I have a special character
> issue:

> Code:
> Caused by: java.io.UTFDataFormatException: Invalid byte 1 of 1-byte
> UTF-8 sequence.
> The map is using two Scandinavian characters, which I suspect cause the
> problem: __ø__ and __å__.

Neither of these are single-byte characters in UTF-8, so if they're
encoded a single bytes, they're encoded improperly.

Can I see the SVG you have now?


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