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Re: gnuplot: set terminal png

From: Quentin Spencer
Subject: Re: gnuplot: set terminal png
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 13:31:42 -0500
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Henry F. Mollet wrote:

Thank you. How can I use a vector based format (e.g. PDF) on a webpage
instead of a GIF, PNG, or JPEG? I'd like the file to be displayed within an
html page, not downloaded as a PDF.

Unfortunately, the most commonly-used vector format right now is Flash, which is a closed standard and not supported by most free software tools. SVG is apparently now an officially adopted standard for the web, but it's not well supported. It's now natively supported by Mozilla, but it's not enabled in some Linux distributions (Fedora, for example). Apparently Adobe makes a plugin that I assume makes it possible to view SVG in Internet Explorer, but I doubt most users will have the capability to view SVG by default. So, you could experiment with SVG, but you might be better off for now using something like PNG. I'm surprised that the web has existed this long without a standard for vector graphics that is supported in all browsers.


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