SVG is an XML-based vector graphics format, and offers some great opportunities for technical communication. The text in SVG graphics can be found in search, the images are scaleable, they are well suited to mobile browsers, the text within is easily translatable, and some images can even be automatically generated. SVG is ready for prime-time, with support by many graphics tools, browsers, and authoring tools. DITA and SVG also work well together. In this session, we explore what SVG should mean to technical communicators.
Paper presented at the Conference for Software User Assistance Professionals (UA Europe), Stockholm, Sweden, 16-17 September 2010