Garbled letters when exported to svg

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Garbled letters when exported to svg

Postby jcinkscaper » Fri May 11, 2018 12:30 am

Hi All,
New to inkscape. Trying to save some text as optimized svg. However, the letters are all over the place when I view the svg. Any thoughts?

SVG attached

Thank you!
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Re: Garbled letters when exported to svg

Postby prkos » Fri May 11, 2018 12:44 am

Welcome to the forum!

The file you attached only contains paths, not Text objects. Is this the optimized file? Can you attach the original one so we can try ourselves and see if it goes wrong? Or maybe share more details about what objects you're creating and what the symptoms are.
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Re: Garbled letters when exported to svg

Postby jcinkscaper » Fri May 11, 2018 1:16 am

Sure. I added a text object with text "abcdefg". I selected the object and chose object to path. I then went to document properties and resized page to content. Lastly, I clicked save a copy and chose optimized svg. The letters are scrambled and in random locations.


I'm attaching an inkscape svg of the project. Also attaching a png of what the result looks like.

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Re: Garbled letters when exported to svg

Postby prkos » Fri May 11, 2018 5:50 am

I'm getting correct output in Optimized SVG.

It could be your preferences, or the Optimize settings. Can you share what you had chosen there?
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Re: Garbled letters when exported to svg

Postby Moini » Fri May 11, 2018 6:37 am

Probably the precision value is set too low (it could be 1). Can you change the precision to a higher value (e.g. 5) and see what you get?
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Re: Garbled letters when exported to svg

Postby Moini » Fri May 11, 2018 6:38 am

(that is, in the export dialog for saving as optimized SVG)
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