[pdftex] SVG Graphics

Kip Warner kip at thevertigo.com
Fri Jun 10 20:14:47 CEST 2011

On Fri, 2011-06-10 at 10:46 -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> Some backends don't do graphics, so graphics support is a bit of a sideline
> for texinfo.  And texinfo is expected to work on older systems, so even if
> SVG support was added to pdftex, the older systems would not have the
> new version.   Adding new features to a system that needs to work on
> low-end legacy platforms has to be done very carefully.

Makes sense.

> Which is because it works (e.g., soruce docs can be formatted and
> used) reliably even on legacy systems and  those without functioning
> graphics.  Info docs can be used in a putty session,(e.g., while figuring
> out how to get a broken X server going).  Info docs are also useful for
> visually impaired users using text to speech tools.
> For manuals it would be nice to have a system where images
> can be displayed on systems that support graphical display, but
> the commands used to create the images are shown on text-only
> viewers.

I understand.

So in my situation, what would you recommend I use?

Kip Warner -- Software Engineer
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