14 March 2018: dvisvgm 2.3.4 has been released

This is another maintenance release with the following changes:

  • Fixed an error message printed when addding a single dash on the command-line.
  • Added a missing data file that lead to failing tests (issue #87).
  • Updated the bundled brotli library to version 1.0.3.
  • Some code refactorings.
20 February 2018: dvisvgm 2.3.3 has been released

This is a minor maintenance release with the following changes:

  • Fixed a wrong behavior when requiring both default mapfiles and pdf:mapline or pdf:mapfile specials.
  • Fixed an exception thrown in rare cases of unavailable font files.
8 February 2018: dvisvgm 2.3.2 has been released

This is a minor maintenance release with the following changes:

  • Prevent the creation of redundant tspan elements.
  • Added support for the new JFM specification introduced in TeX Live r46452 (patch by Hironobu Yamashita).
  • Fixed a build error occurred if the Ghostscript development files were missing.
  • Fixed a potential memory error regarding option --cache.
12 January 2018: dvisvgm 2.3.1 has been released
  • Fixed the width of characters slanted by a mapfile entry (issue #82).
  • If ttfautohint fails for a font, dvisvgm now uses the unhinted font and prints a corresponding warning message.
  • Some code cleanup.
28 December 2017: dvisvgm 2.3 has been released

This is a small feature release that adds optional experimental support for ttfautohint. ttfautohint usually creates better results than the FontForge autohinter that dvisvgm uses by default if you call it with option --font-format=woff,autohint, for example. The fonts embedded in the following SVG file were hinted with ttfautohint:

In order to build dvisvgm with ttfautohint support, you need the ttfautohint library and the corresponding header files which are provided as of the latest version 1.8.1. A pre-built DLL of ttfautohint for Windows can be found here. By default, ttfautohint support is completely disabled and not available in dvisvgm. To enable it, add option –with-ttfautohint to the configure script, and optionally specify the location of the ttfautohint development files, e.g. –with-ttfautohint=/opt/ttfautohint. Depending on the configuration results, the ttfautohint library is either directly linked to the dvisvgm binary or looked up dynamically when running dvisvgm. If ttfautohint support is available, the list printed when calling dvisvgm with option -V1 contains a corresponding entry, as shown in the box on the right.

$ dvisvgm -V1
dvisvgm 2.3 (x86_64-pc-linux)
brotli:      1.0.2
clipper:     6.2.1
fontforge:   20160721
freetype:    2.8.0
Ghostscript: 9.22
kpathsea:    6.2.2
potrace:     1.15
ttfautohint: 1.8.1
woff2:       1.0.1
xxhash:      0.6.4
zlib:        1.2.11
12 December 2017: dvisvgm 2.2.3 has been released
  • Updated the bundled brotli library to version 1.0.2.
  • Updated the bundled template library mpark::variant.
  • Fixed a memory issue that may occur in conjuntion with option --clipjoin.
  • Some test and code improvements.
17 November 2017: dvisvgm 2.2.2 has been released
  • Fixed a memory issue regarding font maps that could lead to segfaults (issue #79).
  • Avoid scientific notation when printing floating point numbers.
  • Minor code improvements.
13 November 2017: dvisvgm 2.2.1 has been released
  • Fixed a portability issue when building the manual page. (issue #72).
  • Fixed the incomplete conversion of the PostScript line width (issue #77).
  • Further code refactorings and improvements.