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Re: GSoC Proposal - SVG Export

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GSoC Proposal - SVG Export
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:05:38 +0100
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Andrew Bernard <address@hidden> writes:

>> On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 at 14:39, Étienne Beaulé <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a vector graphics format designed
>>> for use on the internet. LilyPond (LY) is a program which translates
>>> musical notation syntax into a graphics format, such as SVG. This
>>> format is important for web publishing, and as a vector format, is
>>> advantageous over Portable Network Graphics (PNG) file, of which is
>>> _de facto_ used in this application.
> Hi  Étienne ,
> The default is PDF, not PNG.

LilyPond itself does not output PDF or any raster graphics format but
PostScript and uses Ghostscript to convert from there.  SVG is almost
unusual in that LilyPond has a "native" backend producing SVG without
using Ghostscript.

> I applaud your desire to improve the SVG output, but do get the
> premise right. Thanks!

Or at least get the premise to look superficially right.  Saves a lot of

David Kastrup

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