[OS X TeX] SVG to LaTeX?

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 08:17:53 CEST 2006

Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On Jun 28, 2006, at 2:07 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> Peder Axensten wrote:
>>> On 25 jun 2006, at 13.02, Joanna Rycko wrote:
>>>> On 2006-06-23, at 20:45, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>>>> So, my question, triggered by the threads "Should I install X11" 
>>>>> and "making pictures", is whether there is a way automatically to 
>>>>> convert SVG 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.
>>> I think Incswell can export to LaTeX, it's native format is SVG and 
>>> it can read W3 compliant SVG files.
>>> http://www.macupdate.com/dev.php?id=18954
>>> It's an open source and free vector graphics program. I haven't 
>>> tried it yet, but I will. On paper it looks very interesting: PDF/ 
>>> EPS import/export etc.
>> But it is an X11 application which I am staying away from as I have 
>> already lost way too much time with a couple of them. Indeed, when I 
>> double-click Incswell, X11 comes on but nothing more that I can see.
> I downloaded Inkscape (why Incswell?)

Indeed, why?

> , installed, allowed to run the font-caché, opened an Illustrator 
> (.ai) graphic, saved it as .svg, exported it as pstricks code..., and 
> it compiled quite well!

Well, I prefer the Ross Moore solution—er … that is if and when I get 
svg2pdf installed—because it leaves one free to choose between "graphic 
editing" and "(svg) code editing" and, if I can only do the former, 
someone interested in the book may prefer the latter.

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