While editing svg fonts for displaying within linux's KDE, I've encountered a problem. I'm using Inkscape to preview the file while editing the svg files by hand (don't judge, I'm quite adept at HTML/XML/CSS, but have only used Inkscape for 24 hours).
The svg font files I'm dealing with require the inclusion of multiple icons, each with a distinct id. Because many of the icons are similar, I've created their parts within a
<def> with the intention of rendering them later with
KDE will not correctly render the icons when
xlink:href is used, but is perfectly fine when the newer standard
xlink) is used. However, Inkscape will not render the icons when
xlink is used. This seems strange to me since
xlink was dropped years ago. My Inkscape version is compiled from git master branch.
Is there a way to configure Inkscape to render correctly, or can somebody recommend an alternative GUI for arch linux?