Sean Flanigan <
is a cross-platform utility to view TOP/NOTES files and
them to SVG. TOP files are created by the Tevion/Medion MD85276
notepad, or WALTOP's Digital Ink Pad. TopScribe will allow you
access your drawings or writing, without needing Windows or the
Unlike the original Windows software
provided with the Medion, TopScribe
converts the entire page
into an SVG file, graphics included. The Perl
"top2svg" is somewhat similar to TopScribe, but uses the
only and is in German. In addition, TopScribe can read the
files produced by MyScript Notes (which comes with the Medion
Download the latest TopScribe jar from here, and save the
copy anywhere you like.
TopScribe can be used in
one of two ways:
1) Controlled by the command line.
TopScribe.jar a01.top a02.top
TopScribe will convert the specified TOP files (and/or NOTES
into SVG files, and
Controlled by the GUI.
Double-click on the TopScribe.jar, then choose the TOP and/or
files from the
The selected files will be converted to SVG and also
displayed in a
TopConverter has been
compiled and tested with Java 1.6, but it might
work with Java
1.3+ if you substitute appropriate jars.
uses Batik 1.7 beta, because Batik 1.6 doesn't work with the
3.0 interfaces in Java 1.6. See:
is a Perl
command-line program which can also convert TOP files into SVG.
only discovered it when I was trying to think of a name for my program,
decided to check out the name "top2svg"!
WALTOP has more
information about WALTOP's Digital Ink Pad (which appears to
to my Medion MD85276 from Aldi).
The source code for TopScribe
available from SourceForge here.