Here an Inkscape answer (summarizing the comments and some additional info). There are two ways to include LaTeX input
1) Use the pdf+LaTeX export built into Inkscape
Built-in, text stays editable
Tex code can be typed but is not rendered, hence you may need to adjust the x,y positioning values later in your document --> annoying.
Further, no line break is supported and you need to add a parbox or minipage or something later manually
2) Get the
textext plug-in for Inkscape
Render the code directly in you Inkscape document, including line breaks etc.
Text becomes a SVG picture and can not be edited outside of Inkscape. No problem within Inkscape of course (objects can be edited by selecting them and using the Extensions->Textext menu item). This means after exporting and including the PDF in your document scaling your graphic will cause the text to scale too --> Possibly undesired effects
Installation details for
Get the Inkscape plugin
textext from here
Installing it was a bit tricky for me (Inkscape 0.48).
First I placed the extension files in the
Then I installed Pstoedit fia the Ubuntu package manager
After that I was presented with an Error from some python modules. This blog post solved it for me:
After that I was able to select Extensions->Textext from my Inkscape menu bar. In the box that pops up type you LaTeX code just like you would in a normal document. You can specify a preamble file. I'd include any packages affecting the font in your document as the result is a SVG image of you TeX input, meaning that the font will not change if you decide to change your LaTeX-preamble at some point