--- a/inst/io/@svg/loadsvgdata.m
+++ b/inst/io/@svg/loadsvgdata.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
   strdata = strsplit (str(1:end-1), '$', true);
   eval (strdata);