After upgrade to TeXLive 2015 I can no longer convert xdv output of xelatex to svg with dvisvgm.








$ xelatex -no-pdf mwe.tex 
$ dvisvgm mwe.xdv 
DVI error: DVI format 6 not supported

Is there a way to make xelatex output the previous DVI version 5? (which is supported by dvisvgm)

Note: dvisvgm support for DVI version 6 has already been requested.

  • I think there is no way. Lets wait for the update of dvisvgm. Jul 11, 2015 at 21:36
  • 3
    I've just added support for the new XDV format to dvisvgm. The code is available through the GitHub repository and will be part of the next release.
    – Martin
    Jul 12, 2015 at 16:23
  • @Martin: great! It works. Thank you so much!
    – Adobe
    Jul 12, 2015 at 16:33

1 Answer 1


As noted in comments, the DVI (XDV) version produced by XeTeX is fixed and not user-controllable. Also as noted, dvisvgm has been updated to work with the latest XeTeX version so this is no longer an issue.

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