Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format (and very flexible in that images can be searched, indexed, scripted, and compressed) and an open standard developed since 1999 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is supported by the major browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9-10, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.
SVG images allow three types of graphic objects: vector graphics, raster graphics, and text. Graphical objects, such as PNG and JPEG raster images are easily grouped modified, styled transformed and composed into different rendered objects and can have their behaviors easily modified using XML text files, therefore using text editiors is one way of creating SVG images.

SVG

Why we are planning to remove Canvas in our…

Ever since we began writing our PDF to HTML5 converter a little over 2 years ago, we have chosen the HTML5 canvas as the...
Leon Atherton
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HTML5 and SVG font support (or 3 reasons to…

When writing our PDF to HTML5 and SVG font converter, the biggest headache has been making the fonts work (the PDF file format allows...
Mark Stephens
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SVG forms – first release

PDF documents that contain PDF forms will now have forms appearing on the Svg conversion (if you run our special Forms version). The forms...
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Mapping Glyfs from PDF in HTML5 and SVG

When you have a PDF file you have an Encoding value which defines the exact glyf used. There are some standard settings (MAC, WIN,...
Mark Stephens
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Handling Floating Point coordinates with Pixels in SVG &…

Recently I have been working on a problem with SVG & the HTML5 Canvas that causes bad looking output in some of our files....
Lyndon Armitage
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