SVG renderer for Prawn Ruby PDF library
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An SVG renderer for the Prawn PDF library.

This will take an SVG file as input and render it into your PDF.  Find out more about the Prawn PDF library at:

  http://wiki.github.com/sandal/prawn/

Using prawn-svg:

  Prawn::Document.generate("svg.pdf") do
    svg svg_data, :at => [x, y], :width => w
  end
  
:at must be specified.  :width, :height, or neither may be specified; if neither is present,
the resolution specified in the SVG will be used.

prawn-svg is in its infancy and does not support the full SVG specifications.  It currently supports:

- line tag
- polyline tag
- polygon tag
- circle tag
- ellipse tag (although this seems to be buggy)

- rect tag
  supports rounded rects, but only one radius is applied to all corners

- path tag
  supports moveto, closepath, lineto, horiz lineto, vert lineto, curveto, smooth curveto, quad curveto, smooth quad curveto
  does not support elliptical arc

- text and tspan tags
  attributes: size, text-anchor, font-family, font-weight, dx, dy
  
- svg, g and symbol tags
  
- use tag
  
- style tag, if css_parser gem is installed on the system [1]
  
- attributes/styles: fill, stroke, stroke-width, opacity, fill-opacity, stroke-opacity, transform

- transform methods: translate, rotate, scale, matrix

- colors: html standard names, #xxx, #xxxxxx, rgb(1, 2, 3), rgb(1%, 2%, 3%)

- measurements specified in pt, cm, dm, ft, in, m, mm, yd, %

- fonts: generic CSS fonts, built in PDF fonts, and any TTF fonts in your fonts path

By default, prawn-svg has a fonts path of ["/Library/Fonts", "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/**"] to catch
Mac OS X and Debian Linux users.  You can add to the font path:

  Prawn::Svg.font_path << "/my/font/directory"

prawn-svg does NOT support external references, gradients/patterns or markers.

[1] If the css_parser gem is installed, it will handle CSS style definitions, but only simple tag, class or id definitions.