Dan Newman implemented his own converter of vector objects to OpenSCAD files which supports pretty much all kinds of shapes (and only requires outlining text iobjects).
if you are into 3D printing (Hey, +Ponoko
:)) you surely know how helpful it is to go directly from 2D to 3D.
More info on the project and its background is here: http://bit.ly/LaMYVG
Extension downloads are here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25036
Make sure you grab v2 which fixes a few things here and there (most importatly, it supports combined paths).