I've been using Inkscape to design some prototype icons for a project I'm working on, and recently I ran into an issue with the battery design. The issue is my text for the battery gets clipped around the end. I haven't ran into this issue on any other text objects. Here's the image:

Battery icon

This isn't much of an issue but since I'll be using this in the actual project that I'm working on it is going to be an issue if it happens when I make the final icon. The font is Helvetica Neue if that helps. (And I'm using Partha's Inkscape build (Inkscape 0.91))

Original SVG: https://www.sendspace.com/file/cm5wpt

  • At first sight it seems that the text is partially hidden by a white rectangle or by a white blur surrounding the battery. Is the text at the top level of the stack? Jun 15, 2016 at 12:42
  • @Paolo: I guess the text is added dynamically and not part of the image. Jun 15, 2016 at 19:57
  • @joyesh: Did you export your image by selecting the image, or did you do a selection, and export that, or did you export the page and has the image a border to the page border? Or is your image used as SVG and this is a screenshot? Am I right, that the text is dynamically added by the program? Jun 15, 2016 at 20:00
  • If the text is dynamically added, it should be moved on an upper level on the application or on the web page. Jun 15, 2016 at 22:23
  • @PaoloGibellini I added the text on the highest layer, but even that didn't work
    – Joyesh
    Jun 15, 2016 at 23:46

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Your text is nested in a lot of groups, one of which is used by a clip path and is the cause of the truncation of the text. You can see it in the XML Editor:


The fastest way to free your text is select it and keep hit Shift-Ctrl-G to ungroup until your text is no more grouped:

Ungrouped text

Alternatively, you can change the size of the clipping rectangle.

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