[cairo] Converting SVG images to PNG

Dominic Lachowicz domlachowicz at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 19:11:42 PDT 2008

FWIW, the poppler glib bindings have essentially the same set of
dependencies as librsvg.

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 6:56 PM, Freddie Witherden
<freddie at witherden.org> wrote:
> Hi Chad,
>> I'd rather not use it.  So, is there still some way to
>> use Cairo to accomplish these goals?
> I am/was in a similar position to yourself (interested in adding SVG
> support to Cairo for a game, wishing to avoid rsvg if at all
> possible). After looking around the only 'alternative' so to speak is
> libsvg + libsvg-cairo, which although scores well in the dependency
> department does appear to be un-maintained.
> Despite this, it does work reasonably well for simple SVGs, however,
> it does not fare well for more complex ones. Depending on the
> complexity of your SVGs it may be sufficient.
> Another possibility is to use poppler (exporting your SVGs as PDF
> files). This may or may not be suitable depending on what dependencies
> you are willing to have.
> Regards, Freddie.
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