--- a/inst/io/@svg/loadpaths.m
+++ b/inst/io/@svg/loadpaths.m
@@ -1,15 +1,15 @@
 ## Copyright (C) 2012 Juan Pablo Carbajal <carbajal@ifi.uzh.ch>
-## 
+##
 ## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
 ## the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
 ## Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
 ## version.
-## 
+##
 ## This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
 ## ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
 ## FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more
 ## details.
-## 
+##
 ## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
 ## this program; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
 
@@ -21,14 +21,14 @@
 
   ## Call python script
   if exist (svg,'file')
-  # read from file  
-    [st str]=system (sprintf ('python #s #s', script, svg));
-    
+  # read from file
+    [st str]=system (sprintf ('python %s %s', script, svg));
+
   else
-  # inline SVG  
-    [st str]=system (sprintf ('python #s < #s', script, svg));
+  # inline SVG
+    [st str]=system (sprintf ('python %s < %s', script, svg));
   end
-  
+
   ## Parse ouput
   strpath = strsplit (str(1:end-1), '$', true);
 
@@ -41,10 +41,10 @@
     ## FIXME: intialize struct with cell field
     svgpath2.cmd = svgpath(1).cmd;
     svgpath2.data = {svgpath.data};
-    
+
     nD = length(svgpath2.cmd);
     pathdata = cell (nD-1,1);
-    
+
     point_end=[];
     ## If the path is closed, last command is Z and we set initial point == final
     if svgpath2.cmd(end) == 'Z'
@@ -52,10 +52,10 @@
       point_end = svgpath2.data{1};
       svgpath2.data(end) = [];
     end
-    
+
     ## Initial point
     points(1,:) = svgpath2.data{1};
-    
+
     for jp = 2:nD
       switch svgpath2.cmd(jp)
         case 'L'
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@
           pp = [(points(2,:)-points(1,:))' points(1,:)'];
           clear points
           points(1,:) = [polyval(pp(1,:),1) polyval(pp(2,:),1)];
-          
+
         case 'C'
           ## Cubic bezier to polygon
           points(2:4,:) = reshape (svgpath2.data{jp}, 2, 3).';
@@ -72,26 +72,26 @@
           clear points
           points(1,:) = [polyval(pp(1,:),1) polyval(pp(2,:),1)];
       end
-      
+
       pathdata{jp-1} = pp;
     end
-    
+
     if ~isempty(point_end)
       ## Straight segment to close the path
       points(2,:) = point_end;
       pp = [(points(2,:)-points(1,:))' points(1,:)'];
-      
+
       if all ( abs(pp(:,1)) < sqrt(eps) )
       # Final point of last segment is already initial point
         pathdata(end) = [];
       else
         pathdata{end} = pp;
       end
-      
+
     end
     ## TODO
     # pathdata = shapetransform(pathdata);
-    
+
     Paths.(svgpathid).data = pathdata;
   end
 endfunction