I'm writing a class, that should insert a logo (which i have available as .pdf and .svg) in the header. I thought it would be an elegant solution to just include the file directly in the class, without the need of packaging the class together with an image file.

I tried exporting the .svg to .tex with Inkscape, which works but it says "Please note that this file requires PSTricks extensions", and i just can't seem to find the right extension to make this work. Also the file with the pspicture is enormously long.

Is there a better approach on how to tackle this issue? Are there any conventions for my issue? Does anyone know the PSTricks-extensions that are required?

Thanks in advance.

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    you are aware that TIKZ can draw svg instructions? At my workplace we have a font with logos that cannot be used by LaTeX. I converted that font into SVG and just draw the logos using the SVG data.
    – daleif
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 11:31
  • Wow, no i wasn't aware of this option! My graphic is in xml-Format. I read about draw svg {...}; in the TikZ-manual. Am i supposed to just include the xml there? How did you do it?
    – Tim Hilt
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 11:37
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    It is the drawing information from the XML file that needs to be copied to the {...} part (aka M2046 1322l-1324 -1321h-722l2046...), and you probably also want the \usetikzlibrary{svg.path}
    – daleif
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 12:00
  • If you look through the latest "FUN" you will see some examples of embedding vector art e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/a/474868/170109 and don't forget HMV (davids vector art :-) tex.stackexchange.com/a/473314/170109
    – user170109
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 13:14
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    There is also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208819/… that uses \filecontents together with base64 encoding.
    – Marijn
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 13:39

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I chose to convert the image to another format, namely TikZ-code (following this question). There is an Inkscape-extension called svg2tikz, which did the trick for me.

Surprisingly it didn't work correctly for the .svg-file, but exporting the .pdf-File to TikZ finally worked.

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