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When I create text in illustrator and export it to SVG with the option Convert to Outlines, I get the following:

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This is fine, except in the generated svg file there is inline CSS with the following:

<style>.cls-1{fill:#231f20;}</style>

If I change that to .cls-1{fill: none; stroke: #231f20;}, I then get the following:

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This proves that the generated SVG is actually an outline around the letters, instead of the path through the letters. How can I get illustrator to generate the latter option?

Edit: Since no answers so far, here's more detail on what I'm trying to do. If I convert text to outlines, I get the following:

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What I'm not clear is on the next step. Suppose I want to create "inner" paths that are lines and curves halfway between the inner and outer lines. Here's an example for the letter A:

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In this case, 3 line paths are needed for the letter A.

Is there a way to generate these inner paths using a command or set of commands in illustrator?

  • Hello Eric and welcome to GraphicDesign! Let us know if you have any questions about how the site works – Zach Saucier Apr 6 '16 at 3:39
  • This answer should help. – Cai Apr 9 '16 at 6:48
  • There is no automatic way to get the skeleton of a font. – joojaa Apr 9 '16 at 6:57