[cairo] [PATCH] PS/PDF improve efficiency of text output

Dominic Lachowicz domlachowicz at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 20:08:34 PDT 2006

> Well, it can be used in write_to_png too.

Right, but not for your stated purpose of getting human-readable
output. PNG with compression level 0 is as indecipherable as with -9.

> Donno about SVG, but that has
> some support for compression too I assume?

It's not uncommon to gzip the entire SVG, so that may be a useful
addition to cairo. But there isn't any meaningful compression on a
smaller scale. It's pretty easy to get human-readable output from a
compressed SVG just by running gzcat on it, for instance.

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