Batik (software)

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Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release 1.8 / March 17, 2015; 6 months ago (2015-03-17)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
License Apache License 2.0

Batik is a pure-Java library that can be used to render, generate, and manipulate SVG graphics. (SVG is an XML markup language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics.) IBM supported the project and then donated the code to the Apache Software Foundation, where other companies and teams decided to join efforts. Batik provides a set of core modules that provide functionality to:

The Batik distribution also contains a ready-to-use SVG browser (called Squiggle) making use of the above modules.

The name of the library comes from the Batik painting technique.


Batik was long the most conformant existing SVG 1.1 implementation[1][2][3] and as of 2011 is just a small fraction behind Opera.[citation needed]

The latest 1.7 version, made available on January 10, 2008, has an "almost full" implementation of the current state of the sXBL specification,[4] a nearly complete implementation of SVG declarative animation SMIL features, and some of the SVG 1.2 late October 2004 working draft (see SVG's Development history).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Batik 1.7 Status
  2. ^ Schiller, Jeff (2009-01-18). "Welcome To CodeDread 1.1". Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  3. ^ almost 94% of the official SVG tests are OK with the 1.7 version.
  4. ^ Batik 1.7 Readme

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