[cairo] SVG & PS/EPS surfaces

Tomas By tomas at basun.net
Sun Aug 2 04:45:24 PDT 2015

Hi again,

I found this in the mailing list archives:

Adrian Johnson ajohnson at redneon.com
Wed Feb 4 04:41:24 PST 2015
> No. As long you do not use operators unsupported by PDF it should not 
> be
> rasterized. If you are only using CAIRO_OPERATOR_OVER and seeing
> rasterization in pdf it is likely a bug.

So I changed all the images to PDF (instead of SVG/PS), and the files 
are still pixellated/rasterised, not vector-based.

I suppose I could change the size to 600dpi or so, but it would be nice 
to have vector based image files.

I seem to be using libcairo2 version 1.14.2 (latest version in Ubuntu).


On 2015-08-02 12:27, Tomas By wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am making simple drawings (lines/arcs) on SVG surfaces and then
> painting those on PS surfaces which I inlcude in a Latex document.
> Contrary to my expectations, the resulting images are pixellated, not
> vector-based.
> When I open the .ps files I just see a bunch of encoded stuff, not
> lines and arcs.
> Am I doing something wrong? Is there no way to end up with
> vector-based PS/EPS files from Cairo?
> (I am using guile-cairo but I suppose that is just a straight-forward
> mapping to the C API.)
> Grateful for any help.
> /Tomas

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