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SVG Reader


The svgio module is used to read SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics[1]) files. It is an XML based format for vector graphics.

This module contains svgio/source/svgreader which is used for embedding an SVG file with “Insert -> Picture -> From File”.

SVG is an open standard provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

[1] Scalable Vector Graphics

How does it work?

svgio module uses sax for reading xml and turns it into drawinglayer primitives. The rendering is done via drawinglayer primitives. For more information, you should refer to drawinglayer documentation.

Known Bugs

Known remaining bugs for this module are gathered here:


Direct dependencies for emfio are drawinglayer and sax.

Related Software


Documentation for the SVG format is available on the W3C website: