CTAN update: dvisvgm

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Thu Jan 12 16:12:20 CET 2023

Martin Gieseking submitted an update to the



Version:  3.0.1 2023-01-10
License:  gpl3+

Summary description:  Convert DVI, EPS, and PDF files to Scalable Vector Graphics format (SVG)

Announcement text:
 dvisvgm 3 is a new major version of the utility. As Ghostscript
 is going to remove support for the PostScript-based PDF interpreter
 in favor of a newly implemented C-based one, dvisvgm's previous PDF
 functionality will stop working. Unfortunately, there's currently
 no way to retain it with the Ghostscript API.  Therefore, I added
 a new PDF handler based on mutool (https://www.mupdf.com/docs/mutool.html)
 which hopefully keeps most of dvisvgm's PDF features available.
 Ghostscript is still required to process PostScript specials and
 to convert EPS files.

 Furthermore, the previously bundled FontForge library has been
 replaced with a dedicated font writer library that is used to
 create TrueType and WOFF files. While this is a bigger technical
 change, it shouldn't affect the previous functionality and the
 quality of the conversion results.

 The new option --embed-bitmaps now allows for embedding of external
 images referenced in DVI files into the generated SVG files.
 By default, only links to the images are added.

 Finally, the optional filters :even and :odd have been added to
 option --page which can be used to limit the given page ranges
 to even and odd page numbers respectively.

 Further information on the latest changes and additions can be
 found at https://dvisvgm.de.


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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