[pdftex] SVG into PDF

Orlando Camargo Rodríguez orodrig at ualg.pt
Tue May 5 14:40:25 CEST 2009

Well, it sounds excellent, but if animation is not supported then all
the interest in embedding the SVG into the PDF is lost. One can simply
export the SVG to EPS or PDF and insert it in the main document as a
graphic. In fact (in my humble opinion) what made the embedding
atractive was the possibility of combining the excellent animation and
interactivity features of SVG with the powerful text processing
capabilities of TeX, plus the great portability of PDF. Right now there
are some excellent tools to make scientific documents "alive": form
support is great and one can embed animations inside PDF (there are some
nice examples in the TeX showcase - http://www.tug.org/texshowcase/).
But forms and animation can not be combined together. And let's not
forget that an SVG animation is very small when compared to an
"standard" animation, made of frame by frame sequences.  This is why I
think that it is a pitty that such a great tool as the SVG plugin was so
briefly supported by the Adobe Reader. 

Best regards 

Orlando Camargo Rodríguez 

On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 05:02 -0700, James Quirk wrote:
> Re: [pdftex] SVG into PDF

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