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Re: Animated Gif with SVG

From: Andreas Neumann <neumann@karto.baug.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:42:43 +0200 (CEST)
To: Matthias Glosa <Matthias.Glosa@gfz-potsdam.de>
Message-ID: <1083062563.408e3923cce2d@karmail.ethz.ch>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

gif is a patented non-supported format within SVG. SVG only officially supports
jpeg and png raster images. While Adobe SVG viewer supports static SVG, this is
non-standard and not supported by other SVG viewers and not part of the SVG

I don't know your exact problem, but most animated gifs are very simple and can
easily be converted to SVG+SMIL in a texteditor.

As to my knowledge there is no automatic animated gif to animated svg
product/project available. However, there are vectorization tools available that
can convert raster to vector data.

Are you talking about converting just one or two animated gifs to svg or a whole
bunch of them?


Quoting Matthias Glosa <Matthias.Glosa@gfz-potsdam.de>:

> Hello,

> the problem i have is very tricky.

> I found nothing about this issue yet.

> The task i try is to include an animation into SVG.

> The Source for the animation i try to include is an animated gif.

> But using animated gif is not supported yet.

> For people understanding German : http://web.zdnet
> de/internet/artikel/java/200204/realworld_svg_05-wc.html !

> So i have to search for another possibility to use the animation in
> SVG.

> I thought maybe to use flash instead. That means to convert the animated
> gif
> into flash.

> But all this is not the key.

> So my question: is there a way to use the animated gif with SVG or a
> command
> line program to convert the animated gif into an animated svg....

> best regards  Matthias.

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