From: Alexander Peshkov (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 02:22:42 PDT
Surely RenderX XEP is not supposed to be used as 'backend' for Batik.
But you can (and should :-) use XEP to achieve your goal. Simple
XSL-FO document below demonstrates how you can wrap SVG image into XSL-FO:
(you can use fo:instream-foreign-object element instead of
fo:external-graphic if you want to embed SVG content inside of XSL-FO.)
One possible approach to your task is to write dedicated XSLT
stylesheet that takes as an input SVG exported by Illustrator and
required data, "marry" them and produce XSL-FO that then rendered into
PDF by XEP. XEP can also use PDFs as vector images so you can save your
Illustrator documents as PDF if you wish.
Vector graphical formats supported by XEP described in its
Hope this helps.
Alexander Peshkov mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
RB> I'm currently in the process of putting together a backend that will
RB> take Illustrator CS created template documents, exported to SVG, then
RB> married with data, to be output as a print-ready PDF. By print-ready, I
RB> mean that this will go to a print shop, not so much a common printer
RB> device. So, things like CMYK & Pantone spot colors are important to
RB> I've landed at RenderX, because I'm using Batik, which uses Apache's FOP
RB> backend to generate PDFs from SVG. However, Apache's FOP doesn't handle
RB> colors as well as RenderX supposedly does, so I'm here.
RB> Now - my question to the list is quite simple: can I use RenderX as a
RB> backend to Batik? If not, or if the process would be excessively
RB> complex, can (should?) I use RenderX directly to generate a PDF from
RB> SVG? If so, I'm guessing I'll need to wrap a bit of XML/XSL-FO around my
RB> SVG. Without getting too deep into XSL-FO, what would be the
RB> base-minimum amount of markup I would need to be able to start testing
RB> the RenderX trial version?
RB> What type of documentation is out there for using the more advanced
RB> color extensions for RenderX? Does RenderX only support CMYK, or is
RB> there a way of generating a PDF with spot-color information?! If this
RB> latter point is not possible, what options am I left with to generate a
RB> press-ready PDF?
RB> Brice Ruth
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