[Dev-luatex] A native support for SVG

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Jun 30 09:32:06 CEST 2008


TeXWorld wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm a ConTeXt (and LaTeX too) user. When I want to make a vector 
> picture, I'm trying most of the time to use programs who can export 
> PGF/TikZ or PStricks.
> A lot of users like me don't "program" their vector pictures and use 
> wysiwyg programs like Inkscape or Illustrator to generate PStricks ou 
> PGF/TikZ code. Of course whatever program used, we can
> find a SVG export. SVG is the most spread and the most used format to 
> store vector pictures.
> 
> I request a native support for SVG in XeTeX and in LuaTeX, I think it 
> would be a great thing.
> Of course when I want to include SVG pictures in my documents I can 
> convert them to pdf before but the problem is that labels and texts 
> won't be compiled : fonts will be wrong.
> 
> What do you think about this ? Do you think it's something possible ?

it would involve parsing of the svg code and that's real low on my 
agenda (svg is not my favourite format with all this data in attributes 
while actually it should in element and properly structured)

Hans


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