I made quite some basic icons in Inkscape, but when displaying the SVGs in other tools (browser or basic Linux image viewer), The text parts are not displayed at all. How to get it to show up everywhere?
Aparently, the issue is that by selecting the text tool and then dragging a box instead of just clicking, one creates a free-flow text box instead of simple SVG text.
The solution is, to create a kind of exported copy of ones SVG, which has the free-flow converted to normal text, among maybe other changes. Make sure to keep a copy of the original free-flow SVG as well, for future modifications in Inkscape. Instructions from an excerpt from Wikimedia Text and Inkscape:
While your text object is selected, go to
Text -> Convert to Text. This converts your free-flow text object into normal text-objects. If you don't do this, then commons may display only black boxes were the text is.
File > Save As...- make sure you choose
plain SVGfrom the drop-down list, not
I had a similar problem, I'd inserted some text, ajusted the character width and spacing between the letters to my needs, but I found the O and U letters that were (for some reason) slightly taller than the rest, so I split the text, resized the O and U and saved my project. When I imported the project into Sign Cut, the whole text was missing.
I cured it by going back into Inkscape, selecting each letter and using the 'Object to Path' option. Repeated this for each individual letter (it may work by selecting all at the same time but I didn't try that) and re-saved my project. Now in Sign Cut, all the letters appear correctly.
I encountered the same issue with symbols in Inkscape and managed to resolve this with the parts of two answers from other people on this page / mentioned above:
- Select the object (either click the object itself or go to layers and select the object there)
- Select menu option Path > Object to Path
- Select menu option File > Save As... - make sure you choose plain SVG from the drop-down list, not Inkscape SVG
Open the newly saved image in another image viewer/browser and check if you now see the object/text.