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I want to reverse the coordinate origin in Inkscape to top left corner. By default (0,0) stays at bottom left. Changing it to top left corner will help me in designing a sprite sheet for my game.

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You can't. There's an ongoing change to address this an additional work on making it user-configurably.

It's targetted to the 0.49 release so perhaps if you try a "nightly" it'll have what you're after?

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Holy Mackerel, the ticket is still open and it’s already 2015. Well, is there a workaround? – kleinfreund Feb 21 '15 at 18:11
and its 2016 and still nothing there... is inkscape actually considered alive? – Sebastian May 10 at 11:06
It's very much alive, as you can see from looking at the bug link, it just seems that this is not being prioritised as you'd like. Indeed there is a patch from one dev attached to that bug report, just that the lead devs decided not to implement a fix in that way. It seems, I'm just a user btw, that it requires a deep refactoring to address this issue. – pbhj May 20 at 15:57

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