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Inline SVG for Rails
# Put this method in your helper file to render inline SVG
def inline_svg(path)
file ="app/assets/images/#{path}", "rb")

This is extremely helpful sir, thank you very much.

p886 commented May 5, 2014

Thanks for the snippet, it is good practice to close a file after you use it. I would therefore use the block form of File#open so that the file automatically get's closed after we read from it:

def inline_svg(path)"app/assets/images/#{path}", "rb") do |file|

Instead of hard coding the path to app/assets/images I suggest to let the asset pipeline manage the file location. Use Rails.application.assets.find_asset(path).to_s instead of reading the file directly.

dkam commented Nov 4, 2015

Combining all this, I added this to my application helper:

  def inline_svg(path)
    raw Rails.application.assets.find_asset(path + '.svg').to_s

kangkyu commented Mar 30, 2016

Rails.application.assets became nil when config.assets.compile = false on production. Does it matter?

saroar commented Aug 9, 2016

How to upload an sag to AWS S3 using Carrierwave? in my rails add, any help will be appreciated thanks

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