Linux Fund partners to boost usability of Inkscape open source vector illustration software

Los Angeles, California – February 20th, 2009 – Linux Fund has partnered with Inkscape developer Milosz Derezynski to improve the text dialog of this open source vector graphics editor. This work will improve Inkscape's usability by enhancing its text tool to provide numeric control over kerning and other essential text attributes.

"This simple set of often requested improvements will bring the Inkscape user experience more in line with that of other open and proprietary design tools." says Michael Dexter, Linux Fund Program Director

About Inkscape

Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor that natively uses the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

About Linux Fund

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