dom = xml.dom.minidom.parse("some_svg_file.svg")
coords = 
for rect in dom.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("rect"):
attr = rect.getAttribute
With similar fiddling I was able to make a script that turns the whole directory into a single JSON file with all the info required to show the strokes, segments and waypoints. Next I need to complete drawing the remaining characters and then start working on reading this structure on iOS and showing the waypoints as circles.
Drawing these characters is a lot of work. 90% complete, tomorrow I'll have all 80 of them done.