How to import SVG files?

In the document I found that SVG files can be exported, but there is no information of Import. How can I do that?

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• If you look at the documentation (I am using MMA 12) SVG is not listed as a format that can be imported. You can check which file formats are supported by using the command \$ImportFormats – Dunlop Jan 7 at 5:38
• @Dunlop Thank you for your advice. I just want to know how can I do it, it's not limited to be done with Import. I didn't found any related information on this forum, so I think maybe I have to use some external programs to do this. Or I may need to learn something about svg and do it by myself. – bcegkmqs23 Jan 7 at 7:50

This is not currently supported by the built-in functions, but there is a function called SVGImport in the function repository that can do this: https://resources.wolframcloud.com/FunctionRepository/resources/SVGImport

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Alternative answer: Use the SVG importer from my Prototypes paclet:

https://github.com/arnoudbuzing/prototypes/releases/tag/0.5.6

To install the paclet, run this command:

PacletInstall["https://github.com/arnoudbuzing/prototypes/releases/download/v0.5.6/Prototypes-0.5.6.paclet"]


Note that this paclet has many many functions, but you may be able to extract just the SVG importer if that's all you need.

After that you can load the package:

Get["Prototypes"]


Normally this package autoloads when you use a function from the package, but not in this case which uses Import.

Next run Import to import the SVG file (example source):

Import["D:\\tmp\\in.svg", "SVG"]
`

Important note: This implementation uses the Apache-Batik java library and imports the SVG as a raster image and not as a graphics object. So you lose the scalability of the SVG. On the other hand, this implementation does a very faithful rendering of SVG file (exceeding, in certain cases, the result from the SVGImport resource function (which works well in a lot of cases too).