On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 6:33 PM, Bill Meahan <wmeahan94@gmail.com> wrote:
Do recent versions of MKIV (specifically, the one in TeXLive 2012) support SVG graphics directly or is it still necessary to convert to PDF as in the wiki example?

I've created a couple of items in Inkscape and can save them to PDF directly without the "automatic" background conversion but native SVG support would be better if it exists.

No, mkiv still uses inkscape. Some time ago I've seen rsvg I've also tried a kind of native support with a lua binding for librsvg, but the rsvg converter is not good as the inkscape program.