Bug 3348 - SVG output backend
Summary: SVG output backend
Status: RESOLVED MOVED
Alias: None
Product: poppler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: poppler-bugs
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Reported: 2005-05-20 00:03 UTC by Luke Hutchison
Modified: 2018-08-21 10:51 UTC (History)
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Description Luke Hutchison 2005-05-20 00:03:02 UTC
It would be awesome if Poppler had a backend that created an SVG file from a PDF
document.  Looking at the Cairo backend, I think this could be done relatively
easily, and could prove very useful, as it would allow easy editing of PDF files.

There is a version of SVG that handles multiple pages, called SVGPrint. 
Inkscape doesn't handle SVGPrint yet, but it is planned.

Currently there are a couple of ways of getting from PDF to SVG, but it takes
2-3 tools and is quite a convoluted process.
Comment 1 Dom Lachowicz 2006-05-13 05:53:31 UTC
For what it's worth, Cairo 1.2 has a SVG backend. Anything that can draw using
Cairo is now capable of emitting a SVG.
Comment 2 Albert Astals Cid 2008-09-10 13:37:33 UTC
Whoever decided that should be "High priority" was not a user, so move it back to normal
Comment 3 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-21 10:51:31 UTC
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