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How can I improve PDF to SVG conversion for some SVG viewers?

Support Jun 1, 2011 2:53 PM
Posted in group: PDFTron PDF to SVG Converter
Q: We have tested some files using pdftron pdf2svg (http:// and  encountered a few files for
which text output isn't good.

Any ideas what we can do to improve the conversion?


A: You may want to use the following option:

--individual_char_placement  Some viewers do not support the default
                              positioning correctly.  This option
works around
                              this issue to place text correctly, but
                              verbose output.  This option will

which should fix the problem. The default option is:

 --remove_char_placement      Disable the output of character
positions.  This
                              will produce slightly smaller output
files than
                              the default setting, but many viewers do
                              support the output correctly.