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dvisvgm -- A DVI to SVG converter


 dvisvgm is a utility for TeX/LaTeX users. It converts DVI, EPS, and
 PDF files to the XML-based scalable vector graphics format SVG.


 dvisvgm relies on the following free libraries:
 * Clipper (http://www.angusj.com/delphi/clipper.php)
   To compute the intersections of two curved paths, dvisvgm flattens the paths
   to polygons, intersects them using Clipper, and reconstructs the curves

 * FreeType 2 (http://www.freetype.org)
   This library is used to extract the glyph outlines from vector fonts
   (PFB, OTF, TTF).

 * Ghostscript (https://www.ghostscript.com)
   The PostScript special handler requires the Ghostscript shared library
   libgs.so.N (Linux) or gsdll32.dll/gsdll64.dll (Windows) to be installed.
   If the configure script finds the corresponding Ghostscript development
   files on the system, it directly links against libgs.so.N, where N is the
   library's ABI version. Otherwise, the library is looked up during runtime,
   and the PostScript support is enabled only if the shared library can be
   found. Due to incompatible changes of the Ghostscript API, dvisvgm requires
   Ghostscript 8.31 or later.

 * kpathsea (https://tug.org/kpathsea)
   This library is part of the Web2C package and is usually installed in
   conjunction with a TeX distribution. kpathsea provides functions for
   searching files in the large texmf tree. Please ensure that you use the
   kpathsea version coming with or matching your TeX system.

 * potracelib (http://potrace.sourceforge.net)
   Peter Selinger's bitmap tracing library is utilized to vectorize Metafont's
   bitmap output. A recent version is also part of the dvisvgm sources.

 * ttfautohint (https://www.freetype.org/ttfautohint)
   dvisvgm can optionally be built with ttfautohint support to allow for
   autohinting the generated TrueType, WOFF, and WOFF2 fonts. Since this is
   still an experimental feature, ttfautohint support is disabled by default.
   The development files required for Windows can be found at

 * woff2 and brotli (https://github.com/google/woff2)
   These Google libraries are bundled with the dvisvgm sources. They are used
   to create WOFF2 from TrueType fonts.

 * xxHash (https://github.com/Cyan4973/xxHash)
   The xxHash library provides a fast hash algorithm. dvisvgm uses it to
   create unique integer values from PostScript character names in order to
   store them in a compact way together with their Unicode points. A recent
   version of xxHash is bundled with the dvisvgm sources.

 * zlib (http://www.zlib.org)
   This library is required to create compressed SVGZ files.


 dvisvgm is written in C++11 (ISO C++ standard 2011) and requires an appropriate
 compiler, like GCC 4.9, Clang 3.3, or any later version. The configure script
 checks for the availability of C++11 support and adds the proper compiler
 options if necessary.

 Quick installation info:
   * ensure that the development packages of all libraries, listed above,
     are installed
   * type "autoreconf -fi" if "configure" is not present in the dvisvgm
     root folder
   * either type "./configure" if you don't want to use the bundled libraries
     brotli, potrace, woff2, and xxHash but link against the corresponding
     system libraries,
     or type "./configure --enable-bundled-libs" in order to build and
     statically link the bundled libraries.
   * type "make"
   * type "make install" as root (or "sudo make install")

 For generic configuration instructions see the file INSTALL.

 The configure script should recognize all necessary parameters.
 If a library is installed but not detected, specify its location
 as commandline parameter of configure, e.g.
   ./configure --with-freetype=/usr/local/freetype
 (all available options can be displayed with ./configure --help)

 The tracer module calls Metafont in case of lacking TFM or PFB files
 via a system call. Please ensure that Metafont is installed and
 reachable through the system's search path.

 If you don't like compiling the sources yourself, you can
 download pre-compiled executables for Windows and MiKTeX
 from the project website instead (see below).

 Information about the command-line interface and the available options can be
 found in the manual page.

 This package is available from CTAN (dviware/dvisvgm) and can be downloaded
 from the project website as well:


 Here you can find the sources, pre-compiled binaries and further additional
 information about the converter and related topics.

 If you've found a bug, please let me know. You can either send me an email or
 preferably use the bug tracker at GitHub (https://github.com/mgieseki/dvisvgm).


 Copyright (C) 2005-2024 Martin Gieseking <martin.gieseking@uos.de>

 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
 Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
 option) any later version.

 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
 WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 Public License for more details.

 See file COPYING for details.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (3.2M).

dvisvgm – Convert DVI, EPS, and PDF files to Scalable Vector Graphics format (SVG)

Dvisvgm is a command line utility that converts DVI as well as EPS and PDF files to the XML-based Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. It provides full font support including virtual fonts, font maps, and sub-fonts. If necessary, dvisvgm vectorizes ’s bitmap output in order to always create lossless scalable output. The embedded SVG fonts can optionally be replaced with graphics paths so that applications that do not support SVG fonts are enabled to render the graphics properly. Besides many other features, dvisvgm also supports color, em, tpic, papersize, PDF mapfile and PostScript specials. Users will need a working installation including the kpathsea library.

For more detailed information, see the project page.

Home pagehttps://dvisvgm.de
Bug trackerhttps://github.com/mgieseki/dvisvgm/issues
LicensesGNU General Public License, version 3 or newer
Copyright2005–2024 Martin Gieseking
MaintainerMartin Gieseking
Contained inTeX Live as dvisvgm
MiKTeX as miktex-dvisvgm-bin-2.9
TopicsDVI processor
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