I need to convert svg symbol to font symbol, that you can just copy and paste everywhere without installing special font for that (so just svg to ttf converter won't work here). It should work same as $,¢,₿.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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    You would only be able to paste (and view it) sites/computers where the font is installed.
    – Welz
    Dec 19, 2018 at 15:19
  • What do you need this for? If it's for web, it's doable but otherwise... I don't know how you think that would work. It won't. Only if let's say it would be used in an application that allows font syncing, then maybe. — If anything.. svg or png file should work in many more cases. Like many mobile chat applications allow different image formats, but probably not svg. Microsoft word supports svg. Technically they support fonts too, but not custom fonts that magically appear in the font list without installing.
    – Joonas
    Dec 20, 2018 at 8:12
  • Hey guys! Thank you for your answers. I need that symbol to be same as dollar symbol or other currency symbols in my original post - you can copy and paste them anywhere without installing special font for that: $,¢,₿.
    – Alexandra
    Dec 27, 2018 at 7:01
  • This is impossible. May 18, 2019 at 18:07

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I assume you're talking about web since you mention the requirement of not having to install a font. In that case, you need to use a webfont and the @font-face declaration.

In order to create a special webfont , you can use Icomoon. While the UI is pretty bad and confusing, don't be scared because using it is really easy: Just upload the SVG files you have, then Generate Font (at the bottom of the page) and you'll get a file with the SVG converted to font and a demo page where you can see how to use it

  • I wrote an answer about the process of creating a custom font in Iconmoon here. Though in that answer it's for local use in Indesign, in which case the font needs to be "installed".
    – Joonas
    Dec 20, 2018 at 8:14
  • Thank you for your answer, but just converting symbol to a special font won't help me here.
    – Alexandra
    Dec 27, 2018 at 7:02
  • Then you must provide more details of what you want to do and how. Like: local environment or web? If it's local, what software? If you just want to copy and paste, why not an image? Is this for different users and computers? Why do not you want to install a source, what are the limitations for not doing it? At this time, all I get is that you want to use symbols and not install a font, so some additional information would help us provide you with an answer.
    – Devin
    Dec 27, 2018 at 20:30
  • @devin I'm working on new currency symbol, so I want my users be able to copy and paste it in text, so they could type something like "$10", "45 ¢", "100 ₿", etc. As you can see, image won't work here. Also I wouldn't be able to ask all my user to install and use font just for that purposes.
    – Alexandra
    Jan 4, 2019 at 11:49

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