PDF is a file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing documents in a manner that is separate from the original operating system, application or hardware from where it was originally created. A PDF file can be any length, contain any number of fonts and images and is designed to enable the creation and transfer of printer-ready output.
Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a 2D document (and, with the advent of Acrobat 3D, embedded 3D documents) that includes the text, fonts, images and 2D vector graphics that compose the document. They do not encode information that is specific to the application software, hardware, or operating system used to create or view the document.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) are XML based vector image format for 2d graphics that support interactivity and animation. SVG images and the behaviour of them are defined in XML text files. SVG files can be edited with any text editor as essentially they are just XML files. All modern web browsers support SVG files and can render their markup.
SVG is used to define vector-based graphics for the Web and defines the graphics in XML format. These files do not lose quality when they are zoomed or resized. Every element and attribute within the SVG file can be animated. SVG files come with a W3C recommendation and integrates with other W3C standards such as the DOM and XSL.
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