Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Stable release
1.17 / August 22, 2023; 5 months ago (2023-08-22)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeScalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
LicenseApache License 2.0

Batik is a pure-Java library that can be used to render, generate, and manipulate SVG 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]

Version 1.7, made available on January 10, 2008, had 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


  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 Archived April 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine