[xep-support] XEP, SVG and CMYK color

From: Timothy Morin <morin.timothy+xepsupport@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Jun 27 2006 - 09:00:57 PDT


I'm evaluating XEP for use in a project which involves converting SVG images
into PDF format.

While testing XEP, I've noticed an odd behavior. For our purposes, we need
to be able to specify CMYK colors when generating PDFs from SVG files. My
understanding is that an "icc-color," if specified, is supposed to take
precedence with "red" or "#990000" then being treated as a fallback. I get
the expected output when fill, for example, is set to "red icc-color(#CMYK,
0%,0%,0%,10%)," but not when fill is set to "#990000 icc-color(#CMYK,
0%,0%,0%,10%)" in the SVG. Does anyone have any idea why I'm seeing this

I've inlined an example .fo file.


Using XEP 4.6 build 20060515

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<fo:root xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format" xmlns="
http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" >
<fo:simple-page-master margin-right="0in" margin-left="0in"
margin-bottom="0in" margin-top="0in" page-width="5in" page-height="3in"
<fo:page-sequence master-reference="simplecard">
<fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
<fo:block margin-left="0in" line-height="0in">
 <svg width="5in" height="3in" version="1.1">
<!-- Both rectangles should display as GRAY icc-color(#CMYK, 0%,0%,0%,10%)
(I think)-->

<!-- Displays as gray -->
<rect x="1in" width="1in" height="1in" fill="red icc-color(#CMYK,

<!-- Displays as red -->
<rect x="3in" width="1in" height="1in" fill="#990000 icc-color(#CMYK,


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Received on Tue Jun 27 09:43:35 2006

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