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For the following svg

On inkscape it is correctly rendered as

ink

On illustrator it is rendered as

ill

Why is illustrator not applying the clip path property when importing the svg image in?

<clipPath id="SvgjsClipPath1009"><polygon id="SvgjsPolygon1008" points="124,58 220,24 352,24 462,67 565,222 485,272 450,273 456,628 131,625 133,267 101,267 19,218 111,68"></polygon></clipPath>
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  • Because it has an incomplete svg importer. SVG is complex and there a number of ways to structure the file in waays illustrator does not undertand them. But then even inkscape does not support all svg, and it was built to be a svg editor. On the otherhand illustrator reads nearly any EPS file you throw at it, bevcause that was what it was built for, inkscape ... not so much.
    – joojaa
    Jan 13 '18 at 8:08
  • @joojaa That is an answer I'd upvote. Please refrain from answering questions in the comments.
    – Vincent
    Jan 13 '18 at 9:59
  • @Vincent i suspect the user is asking what they can do for the situstion but do not voice it that way
    – joojaa
    Jan 13 '18 at 10:03
  • @joojaa Thank you for you comments. Yes I also wanted to ask as to how to fix this problem? Sorry for not making that clear Jan 13 '18 at 10:28
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Because illustrator has an incomplete SVG importer. SVG is complex and there a number of ways to structure the file in ways illustrator does not understand them. But then even inkscape does not support all svg, and it was built to be a svg editor.

On the other hand illustrator reads nearly any EPS file you throw at it, because that was what it was built for, inkscape ... not so much.

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