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< [[Graphics]] | [[Using_Graphics]] | [[MetaPost]] | [[File_Formats]] | [[Inkscape]] >
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics, a [[XML]] based format) can be converted to the PDF format at runtime by ConTeXt MkIV (LuaTeX), provided you have Inkscape installed as below.
<texcode>
\usemodule[res-08] \setups[rl:manipulate]
 
\setupexternalfigures[location=local,directory=.,conversion=pdf] % lowres,prefix=lowres/]
\stoptext
</texcode>
 == ConTeXt and Inkscape == Inkscape changed its command line interface in version 1.0.As a consequence, if you use an old version of ConTeXt and you have Inkscape 1.0 or newer installed, the conversion from SVG to PDF fails. Newer versions of ConTeXt (Code snippet by Hans Hagen since the second half of May 2020) will detect Inkscape's version and manage to convert SVG to PDF anyway.But it's a temporary workaround, until version 1.0 of Inkscape gets widespread, because version detection has a performance cost. == LMTX and SVG == LMTX has a direct support for SVG. It uses MetaPost (MetaFun) to process SVG, so you don't need an external tool like Inkscape. Using MetaPost to process SVG opens many opportunities to work on NTG-context ML at 2008-06it. Anyway it's a work in progress, not every feature (or inconsistency) of SVG is supported, though many are.Just try and ask in the mailing list. You can find more in the docs that come with LMTX distribution, in particular in svg-30)lmtx.pdf and luametafun.pdf.
==General information on SVG:==
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