I've got this .svg exported using Fritling I can open it using my web browser but when I try to open it using Inkscape I can't see anything only a couple of borders.

How can I fix this problem?

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    I'm no Inkscape expert, but the linked file opens fine in Adobe Illustrator (apart from some missing fonts) so maybe you need to try a different file format for import to Inkscape.
    – Westside
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 15:12
  • Can confirm. SVG looks OK on OSX quick view. Inkscape shows nothing, although objects can be selected, path nodes edited, etc. Tried changing fill / stroke / hidden / locked properties to no avail. Still invisible.
    – Juancho
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 17:28
  • I'm currently using Inkscape 0.92pre2 15127 on a Windows 7 machine, and the svg is visible. What is your version? Commented Oct 28, 2016 at 16:22
  • @PaoloGibellini 0.91 WINDOWS ans LINUX
    – G M
    Commented Oct 28, 2016 at 16:36
  • I suggest you to upgrade your version. Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 12:34

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The problem is caused by a known bug in Inkscape v0.91 and prior, that makes your image invisible when a font-size of 0 is used. The bug is fixed in the upcoming v0.92 release.

For now, you can quickfix your file by replacing all occurrences of font-size="0" with display="none" using a text editor.

If you replace font-size="0" with font-size="5", the texts become visible again in Inkscape, so you can remove them manually.

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