Font Size and SVG

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Font Size and SVG

Postby Ged » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:59 pm

As I understand SVG, graphics can be stretched without spoiling appearance. So, does that mean I can draw a small picture with small font size, then double its size and put it on the Internet?

Would it be preferable to draw a bigger picture with bigger fonts to start with? Or doesnt it make any difference?

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Re: Font Size and SVG

Postby Lazur » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:09 pm


You can set up the number of digits being used in the preferences (Shift+Ctrl+P).
That is, the only real limitation you have there -like, if your drawing is soo large, tiny details may not come through.
But for using on the web you hardly face a problem of it.

Here is a topic on embedding svg-s on a webpage.

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Re: Font Size and SVG

Postby brynn » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:37 pm

It doesn't make any difference! You can draw the original image at whatever size you want. And it can be scaled without losing any quality, larger or smaller, it doesn't matter.

However, note that raster images can be imported into the SVG file. If your image contains any raster images or certain content (such as filters), those parts will become distorted when scaled.

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Re: Font Size and SVG

Postby JoseElijah » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:27 am

I played around abit with your Pen, and noticed that the SVG part shows up if you remove the div’s surrounding it. Does anyone know why this is?

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