CTAN Update: dvisvgm 0.7.2

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Apr 2 23:04:21 CEST 2009

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 Martin Gieseking submitted an update to the



Location on CTAN: /dviware/dvisvgm
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
dvisvgm is a command-line utility that converts DVI files to SVG.

The latest release introduces a caching mechanism for
vectorized bitmap fonts. The slowest part during a DVI to
SVG conversion using dvisvgm is the call of Metafont and the
following vectorization of its bitmap output. To increase
the conversion speed in this area, dvisvgm now keeps
information about the vectorized glyphs in cache files for
future usage. This avoids multiple Metafont calls for the
same fonts as well as repeated vectorizations of the same
To reduce the length of font path description a bit, dvisvgm
now generates SVG shorthand path commands if possible.

For further information including a list of recent changes
and pre-compiled binaries for Windows/MiKTeX see the project
page http://dvisvgm.sourceforge.net

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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