[pdftex] SVG Graphics

Kip Warner kip at thevertigo.com
Thu Jun 9 07:02:37 CEST 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 14:26 +1000, Ross Moore wrote:
> If you are using a Makefile, why don't you simply put a line
> in there that checks for graphics files in one format,
> then runs the converter into PDF?
> After all, this is what Makefiles are for --- to schedule
> multiple tasks to enable a complicated job to be completed
> with the minimum of fuss (on a command-line, say).
> Whatever route you take, you will need to know the syntax of the
> conversion command that is needed on your particular computing
> platform and operating system. These need not be, and most certainly
> have not been, a constant thing over time and platforms. Hence such
> commands are deliberately *not* pre-programmed into pdftex, nor other 
> TeX-based software, but can be added using macros if you really find 
> that the most convenient --- at the expense of loss of portability 
> of your documents to run on other platforms. 

Hey Ross. I've actually already got them converted automatically by
using umbrello command line diagram export to get the images out of
another project, some GNU find to build paths to them, and then epstopdf
to convert.

I'm capable of doing all of this, I just think it is an inelegant
solution. Texinfo should be able to accept scalable vector graphics out
of the box. =)

Thanks for your help, Ross.

Kip Warner -- Software Engineer
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