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Program for SVG to PDF conversion.

Project description

Unlike other graphic formats, SVG is usually hard to convert to PDF. Existing tools often suffer from the following limitations:

  • Do not work on all operating systems
  • Versions for different operating systems have different command-line interfaces
  • SVG is interpreted incorrectly
  • Dependencies are difficult to install
  • Have licencing issues

SVG42PDF is a tool for converting SVG to PDF using existing tools and libraries. Method of conversion can be specified by user, or it can be selected automatically.


From PyPI:

pip install --upgrade svg42pdf

From Github:

pip install --upgrade git+


Use first working method:

svg42pdf input.svg output.pdf

Use Cairo:

svg42pdf -m cairo input.svg output.pdf

Use ReportLab:

svg42pdf -m reportlab input.svg output.pdf

Use Inkscape:

svg42pdf -m inkscape input.svg output.pdf

Use ImageMagick (does not keep vector representation):

svg42pdf -m imagemagick input.svg output.pdf

Use Wkhtmltopdf (using the Qt WebKit, creates big white margins):

svg42pdf -m wkhtmltopdf input.svg output.pdf


  • Why is there 42 in the name?

    There are already too many tools called svg2pdf.

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