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I'm converting pdf files to svg as it is easier to use svg files on webpages. I first thought the quality of svg must be similar to pdf, as they are both vector graphics.

However, now I look a little better on it, it seems that pdf is a bit superior:

Comparison of pdf and svg (

I wonder if I could change this in some way.

  • Is this because pdf vectors are just better quality ?
  • Or is this because chrome renders svg in lower quality than adobe reader renders pdf ?
  • Is this a setting in the svg file that I could change ?

Here is the pdf file:
And here is the svg file: SVG file (

I've made this svg file in illustrator, and only chrome is able to use the embedded svg fonts. So firefox and internet explorer won't give the expected result.

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@Karan I changed it. – Kasper Jun 30 '13 at 0:35
That makes sense. Anyway, you still haven't told us what you used to convert PDF to SVG, and whether you've tried any alternatives? – Karan Jun 30 '13 at 0:37
I embedded the images in the post...I hope that makes it better – Andrew Sun Jun 30 '13 at 1:45

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