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Re: [eLyXer-users] Elyxer svg file conversion problems.

From: Alex Fernandez
Subject: Re: [eLyXer-users] Elyxer svg file conversion problems.
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 02:01:38 +0100

Hi Bill,

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 3:28 AM, address@hidden
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I insert a .svg graphic in my lyx document.
> elyxer appears to use ImageMagick/convert
> to convert this to a .png for use in the HTML,
> but it does not convert properly.
> I use Inkscape to create my .svg files and it
> is not be surprising to find incompatibilities
> in what is an evolving standard. To minimize
> conversion problems I need to use Inkscape to
> perform the conversion.

Ugh. Inkscape also uses its own extensions so it is not surprising
that ImageMagick cannot understand them.

> Elyxer needs to provide the following options:
> 1 - The option of passing the .svg file straight
>    through, unaltered for reference from the html
>    file. Though I would be unlikely to use this
>    option for the same compatibility concerns.

Bit ugly.

> 2 - The option of specifying a custom conversion
>    command for *.svg   My Inkscape command would
>    be something like:
>        inkscape *.svg --export-png=*.png

Would a --inkscape option serve you? It should not be difficult to add.

> 3 - The option of specifying a custom conversion
>    command for specific .svg files because some
>    of my .svg files are converted with this command:
>        inkscape *.svg --export-png=*.png --export-area=-44:16:-28:32
> The workaround is to pre-convert the .svg files
> to .png and then reference the .png files in the .lyx
> This eliminates the problem of how to trick Lyx into
> showing a proper preview.

But it looks quite cumbersome.


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