Fixing textext on Inkscape for Windows

It seems someone beat me to the punch by 14 hours!  See this link for the same package:

The most recent versions of Inkscape for Windows (0.48 right now) ship with python 2.6.  However, the textext extension was written for an older version of Inkscape (0.46, I believe) that shipped with python 2.5.  Hence, when textext installs itself, it downloads all the python packages it needs — for python 2.5.  These packages do not work with python 2.6.

Anyway, I’ve packaged up the relevant python packages.  Download the package here:

To use these, unzip the files into C:\Program Files (x86)\Inkscape\python\Lib\site-packages (or wherever you have installed Inkscape.)

Here is what I did to collect them:

  1. Install a 32-bit version of Python 2.6 (I have a 64-bit version of windows)
  2. Download pygtk, pyobject, and pycairo from
  3. Install all three into python.  (I had to manually run all as Administrator on Windows 7).  This will install them into C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages
  4. Find this directory, and copy the following files into the Inkscape site-packages directory.  (These files are the contents of the zip file.)
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7 Responses to Fixing textext on Inkscape for Windows

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  3. David says:

    Hey, thank you very much for collecting all relevant packages, but could you please be so kind and update the link to the zip-file? At the moment, all I get is a server connection error. I tried to collect the packages myself, but somehow I failed, because textext wasn’t fixed.

  4. David says:

    That’s ok. Thank you very much!

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  6. Teflon says:

    Could not download the zip file with firefox 27. I had to use Internet Explorer to get around the certificate. That’s nasty. Please fix it.

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