[clug] emz files

Francis Markham fmarkham at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 22:09:06 MDT 2010

My understanding of the *.[ew]m[fz] format is that is more or less a
serialisation of Windows GDI calls.  Given that mono's System.Drawing
library contains a managed GDI+ implementation, would there be any
major difficulties in writing a viewer using that library?  Since its
GDI+ is built on top of Cairo, that might provide a path for file


On 15 July 2010 12:17, Antti Roppola
<anttir at shub-niggurath.elder-gods.net> wrote:
>> > Hi all,  my son-in-law,  the unashamed windows tech, insists on
>> > sending me
>> > .emz files.
> I tinkered with EMF many years ago with a view towards moving content between Office 97
> and DTP packages. In the end, it was put in the too hard basket as we couldn't reliably
> get content out of EMFs. It seems to be a container format like TIFF where you need to
> know a lot about what sort of of content the EMF has. EMF tends to be used for vectors.
> Inkscape would be an obvious place to look, this paage seems to discuss import/export
> format support issues. http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/FileTypes
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