Adobe Systems Inc. has released a new version of their SVG Viewer software. Version 3.0 is now ready for download from Adobe’s Web site, and sports myriad enhancements and improvements, including native support for Mac OS X 10.1.
SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics, is a fairly new XML-based graphics and file format that enables designers to create dynamically generated graphics using real time data. SVG Viewer is, as the name implies, a software application that enables users to view and manipulate SVG imagery.
Adobe said that in addition to “significant performance improvements,” SVG Viewer 3.0’s new features have been deployed to more fully support the SVG 1.0 specification. Changes include:
Elements and attributes
Support for the following elements: color-profile, marker, title, and view; full support for the switch element; support for the general requiredFeatures and systemLanguage attributes; and the image element now supports links to SVG files.
Support for the following CSS properties: color-interpolation-filters, color-profile, marker, marker-end, marker-mid, marker-start; support for the @media CSS rule, and the media attribute for style elements. The values all, screen and print are supported.
Support for the SVGMatrix class; support for the getCTM, getElementsByTagNameNS, and getBBox methods.
Modify contextual menus
Contextual menus can now be modified by the developer for more customized applications.
Internal script engine
Adobe SVG 3.0 Viewer is available in 15 languages and is distributed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Separate downloads exist for the Mac OS 8.6 – 9.x and Mac OS X 10.1 versions; the different versions have been localized for different languages as well. For more details about which version to download, please visit the Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 Download page.