[OS X TeX] SVG to LaTeX?

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 14:41:03 CEST 2006

Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 24.06.2006 um 01:41 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> But, it seems to me, that does not significantly affect my query:  Is 
>> there a way automatically to convert PNG graphics into code that  
>> could then be inserted into the LaTeX source which would then  result 
>> in a single source file that you would then be able both to  print 
>> and edit?
> Why do you want to convert PNG? PdfTeX handles it. XeTeX, too. And it  
> can be contained in DVI output and treated accordingly by dvips,  
> dvipdfm, and others.
> Why not create in Intaglio one graphic and then put stamps on it,  
> stamps like GIF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and, maybe, JPEG2000. Then you save  
> each of these variants à la testfile-<format>, and another series all  
> with the same name "testfile" but different extensions. Now you can  
> create two tex sources. One loads all the testfile-<format> files  
> (giving you for example an option to try different caption packages  
> in one file), the other works with \DeclareGraphicsExtensions{} to  
> include only one or some formats, to learn this mechanism also. Maybe  
> a second series in Unicode for XeTeX. Converting the sources and  
> printing the output will be the final step -- although I think a  
> preview should be OK and enough proof that this could also be printed  
> on paper.
> An "automatic conversion" of anything cannot happen, maybe except on  
> Windows. In UNIX you have to invoke a programme, tell it the name of  
> a file and at least the desired output format. There are some more  
> determined ones that only do one thing in one direction, so can save  
> some input. Good programmes can determine the input file's format.  
> Such convertors for the command line are for example Apple's sips  
> (jpeg | tiff | png | gif | jp2 | pict | bmp | qtif | psd | sgi | tga,  
> preserving colour profiles), or convert from ImageMagick (as used for  
> example in TeX4ht, more than twelve graphics formats -- I stopped  
> counting them early). Netpbm, also from an i-Package for example,  
> offers some conversions.
>>> I don't know what SVG is ...
>> Scalable Vector Graphics
> That's a bit silly! What is inside the XML container? What format has  
> the actual picture you or Intaglio put into?
I think that I still haven't made clear what my situation is but I am 
off for three days and will reply on Tuesday.
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