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Re: Missing items to make Cairo ready

From: Lukas-Fabian Moser
Subject: Re: Missing items to make Cairo ready
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 17:39:44 +0100
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Am 30.12.22 um 17:34 schrieb Jean Abou Samra:
Le 30/12/2022 à 17:20, Lukas-Fabian Moser a écrit :
I agree with Jonas that it would be a considerable loss not to be able to import vector graphics. I don't concur with Jean's argument that one can replace them by using markup commands: One obvious use case for proper vector import would be including a publisher's logo, for instance.
A logo will occupy a small fraction of the page. Do you really need to have it in such high resolution that the file size becomes a problem?

In practice, probably. (Although there are also things like page-sized watermarks.)

But: One of the reasons to use LilyPond is the high-quality PDF output. I'm certain there are many users (myself included) who would regret having a raster graphic file lurking in their wonderful scalable PDF scores on principle.

That being said: My uneducated guess would be that with Cairo etc., it might be more natural/easy to import vector graphics in SVG format than in EPS?
Yes, I think. Basically, we could support embedding PDFs via Poppler, or SVGs via librsvg.
It would be nice to have both, but I really think at least one of them should work before the current backend (with its eps support) is abandoned.


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