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Re: Cropped SVG Output

From: David Sankel
Subject: Re: Cropped SVG Output
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:05:57 -0600

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Federico Bruni <address@hidden> wrote:

> Il giorno gio 15 ott 2015 alle 22:10, David Sankel <address@hidden> ha
> scritto:
>> I'm writing a Lilypond plugin for Sphinx and I'd like to use the SVG
>> output
>> to embed the lilypond output into html files. Compared to PNG embedding,
>> SVG will allow a single webpage to look crisp on many different devices
>> and
>> minimizes the bandwidth necessary on clients.
> do you know that someone wrote a lilypond plugin sometime ago (it's on
> bitbucket)?
> probably not maintained anymore

Yes, I knew about this and used the code as a guide to make my own plugin.
I didn't suite my needs because that plugin only supported png output.

>> The problem I'm running into is that the SVG output option produces a SVG
>> file with a length and width of the entire page that I'm trying to render.
>> The PNG output, on the other hand, crops the score to the area with
>> visible
>> elements on it. Of course, when embedding, I'm looking for a visible area
>> crop. Does anyone know if a cropped SVG output is possible?
> yes, try:
> lilypond -dpreview -dbackend=svg

Thanks. That looked promising but it unfortunately that didn't change the
output at all.

-- David Sankel

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