EqTeXSVG - LATEX Inkscape Extension

What's EqTeXSVG ?

EqTeXSVG is an extension for Inkscape used to convert an inline LATEX equation into SVG path using Python.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)


New version of Inkscape 0.48


Grab the EqTeXSVG zip file (master ) or fetch the sources from Github

$ git clone https://github.com/julienvitard/eqtexsvg.git


The zip archive contains at least two files:

  • eqtexsvg.inx used by Inkscape to describe the extension
  • eqtexsvg.py is the python script converting inline equation into SVG path

You need to replace existing files:

  • On Windows, in the following directory:

    C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\
  • On Unix, in the following directory:


Directories containing your softwares may depend on your configuration.

Other needed Tools

To run EqTeXSVG, you will need one of the followings executable:

  • pstoedit to convert PS to SVG without plugin or
  • dvisvgm to convert DVI to SVG.

And of course:

Using EqTeXSVG

An example of LATEX equation:

\lim_{n \to \infty}\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{1}{k^2}= \frac{\pi^2}{6}

The result is shown here : [SVG]


Probably plenty, but EqTeXSVG should work on different platforms:

  • Windows Windows
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu
  • Gentoo Gentoo
  • Debian Debian
  • FreeBSD FreeBSD
  • ArchLinux Archlinux
An option was added in order to log potential errors ("Debug information" checkbox).


EqTeXSVG is an open source script. But if you modify it, just send me the new version of the script to archive it, and to appear in Acknowledgements part ;-)

For bug reports, feature requests, discussion forums, mailling lists, or any other matter related to the development of this piece of software, please use the Email.

Do not forget to join the log file which precises your configuration, OS, versions of softwares you use and some other used parameters.


Thanks to all EqTeXSVG's users.

Here are some people who helped this project in one way or another, and in fair and strict alphabetic order:

  • Daniel Aurich
  • Florian Becker
  • Rodolphe Boisgard
  • Pierre Dangauthier
  • Kotya Karapetyan
  • Devin Kennedy
  • Claude Lacoursière
  • Rok Potocnik
  • Aaron Spike
  • Alexander Weisse

Thanks to you all.