Original README from Scour:
Scour is a Python module that takes an input SVG and outputs a cleaner, more concise SVG file. The goal is that authors will use this script after editing the file in a GUI editor such as Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator.
Scour was started as a vehicle for me to learn Python. In addition, the goal is to reduce the amount of time I spend in cleaning up files I find on sites such as openclipart.org
Ideas are pulled from three places:
- my head
- Sam Ruby's SVG Tidy script: http://intertwingly.net/code/svgtidy/svgtidy.rb
- Inkscape's proposal for a 'cleaned SVG': http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Save_Cleaned_SVG