[pdftex] SVG Graphics

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:19:15 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Kip Warner <kip at thevertigo.com> wrote:

> Is there any way to put SVG graphics in my texinfo source to be
> displayed in the generated PDF? Right now I am having to export graphics
> into PDF, and then include those PDFs into the final PDF. It's a
> convoluted detour and I'm sure there's a more sensible way to do it.

Not sure what "more sensible" might mean.   The conversion can be
automated if you have a command-line tool (inkscape or batik) that
handles svg to pdf.  LaTeX graphics inclusion supports
\DeclareGraphicsRule which can be used to automate conversions,
You can use the LaTeX graphics packages via miniltx in eplain, so
perhaps they can also be made to work in texinfo.

LuaTeX should offer more flexibiilty -- I tried formatting the GNU tar
manual and got a pdf that seems mostly OK (but eventually crashes
my linux pdf viewers!).

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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