Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 13:42:53 GMT
From: Rudolf Sabo <xsabo at aisa dot fi dot muni dot cz>
Newsgroups: comp.text.tex
Subject: DVISVG convertor (fwd)

Hi,

I developed convertor which reads DVI file and try to create
conform SVG file.
Convertor is named DVISVG and you can find it on my web page:
http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xsabo/dvisvg/.

-- RS

Date: 17 Jun 2004 21:14:30 GMT
From: Robin Fairbairns <rf at cl dot cam dot ac dot uk>
Newsgroups: comp.text.tex
Subject: Re: DVISVG convertor (fwd)

Rudolf Sabo writes:
>I developed convertor which reads DVI file and try to create
>conform SVG file.
>Convertor is named DVISVG and you can find it on my web page:
>http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xsabo/dvisvg/.

gosh; i've been waiting for something like this for a while. (i
hadn't heard about dvi2svg either ... a stealth project, steering
clear of ctan to avoid the possibility of users.)

what do you imagine the future of your work to be? do you believe the
code to be portable, so as to run on a wide range of unixen?
--
Robin (http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq) Fairbairns, Cambridge

Date: 18 Jun 2004 09:02:58 GMT
From: Eitan Gurari <gurari at cis dot ohio-state dot edu>
Newsgroups: comp.text.tex
Subject: Re: DVISVG convertor (fwd)

rf at pallas dot cl dot cam dot ac dot uk (Robin Fairbairns)
> Rudolf Sabo writes:
> >I developed convertor which reads DVI file and try to create
> >conform SVG file.
> >Convertor is named DVISVG and you can find it on my web page:
> >http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xsabo/dvisvg/.
>
> gosh; i've been waiting for something like this for a while.

Ditto, but with an appetite for additional features...

> what do you imagine the future of your work to be?

... I have similar concerns. Some items from my wish list:

* Cropping option for figures
* Scalable dimensions (the examples in the dissertation seem to
suggest this possibility; the man page doesn't indicate such an
option)
* Ability to call foreign utilities for importing SVG substitution
for embedded non-dvi figures (e.g., PostScript)
* An English translation for the dissertation

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 10:42:53 GMT
From: Rudolf Sabo
Newsgroups: comp.text.tex
Subject: Re: DVISVG convertor (fwd)

Robin Fairbairns and Eitan Gurari wrote:

> rf at pallas dot cl dot cam dot ac dot uk (Robin Fairbairns)
>
>> Rudolf Sabo writes:
>>
>>> I developed convertor which reads DVI file and try to create
>>> conform SVG file.
>>> Convertor is named DVISVG and you can find it on my web page:
>>> http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xsabo/dvisvg/.
>>
>>
>> gosh; i've been waiting for something like this for a while.
>
>
>
> Ditto, but with an appetite for additional features...

I hope that my convertor will be more usable in future then now.
I am pleased to be interested DVISVG.

>
>
>> what do you imagine the future of your work to be?
>
>
>
> ... I have similar concerns. Some items from my wish list:
>
> * Cropping option for figures
>
> * Scalable dimensions (the examples in the dissertation seem to
> suggest this possibility; the man page doesn't indicate such an option)

No, it's not implemented. It will be the first step. You can allign
SVG content by changing dimensions in SVG file to 100% for height
and width.

>
> * Ability to call foreign utilities for importing SVG substitution
> for embedded non-dvi figures (e.g., PostScript)

Yes, I want to support for PostScript figures too. The DVISVG generates SVG fonts by external PS program and I think that similar process
will be usable for generating general PS to SVG curves.

> * An English translation for the dissertation
>

I think that I will translate at the first from my master's thesis
chapter eight. It concerns about concepts of SVG output generated
by the DVISVG.

-- RS

Date: 21 Jun 2004 12:23:24 GMT
From: Robin Fairbairns <rf at cl dot cam dot ac dot uk>
Newsgroups: comp.text.tex
Subject: Re: DVISVG convertor (fwd)

Rudolf Sabo writes:
>I hope that my convertor will be more usable in future then now.
>I am pleased to be interested DVISVG.

this sounds promising. i'll be happy to promote the program via ctan
as soon as you feel ready.

>> * An English translation for the dissertation
>
>I think that I will translate at the first from my master's thesis
>chapter eight. It concerns about concepts of SVG output generated
>by the DVISVG.

if you need editorial help, feel free to ask -- this is a project that
could be widely useful. a "polished" manual would surely help.
--
Robin (http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq) Fairbairns, Cambridge