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Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:30:19 +0200
From: Jens Staal <>
Subject: Re: High-priority library replacements?

On 2013-04-25 14:51, Rich Felker wrote:
>> >libraries.  Someone was recently asking on the SDL list about SVG library
>> >options that are actively supported.  The only one with active  support
>> >that I could locate (besides librsvg2) was the one used by netsurf (
>> >  ).
> How complete is it? SVG rendering is rather difficult if you want to
> support all the features, and if you don't, lots of files will come
> out looking wrong... In particular if you want to support text, you
> need a font and layout engine, and you may need clones of "standard"
> fonts that people use assuming you'll have them because they're
> included with Windows...
> BTW, SVG is XML-based, but I don't think a good SVG library should
> need a heavy XML library. Rather, it should take shortcuts to
> interpret just SVG content in a less-bloated way.

There is also an efl-related svg implementation under

no idea how complete it is though.

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