[NTG-context] graphics

Henri Menke henrimenke at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 10:14:59 CET 2018


ConTeXt already comes with a full XML parser. SVG is XML. It would be
nice if it was possible to render some subset of SVG.

On 12/5/18 6:03 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> As most mechanism are reasonable okay now we can look into what future
> versions of ConteXt should provide in terms of functionality. The
> (luatex) engine is also more of less finished or at least stable in
> terms of functionality.
> 
> One possible area of further development is graphics so I'd like to know
> if there are (reasonable) demands for more graphics support using
> metapost. Alan and I are on-and-off working on some extensions and one
> of the things we discuss is visualization of data. The question is of
> course what should be done in the lua/mp/tex combination and what
> externally but the combination has some advantages. There has been
> presentations and discussions at the last meeting and graphics is always
> a nice topic, and also kind of rewarding in terms of development.
> 
> Of course other demands can be formulated too, but these then need to
> come with well defined descriptions (or mockup examples).
> 
> Hans
> 
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