I am creating a vectorized version of my school's logo because we currently only have a low-res bitmap version. The logo includes text on a circular path, so I used the Text on Path feature in Sketch to achieve the effect.

The trouble is that when I export it to SVG (my desired format), the Text on Path does not export properly, and the text appears to be just normal lines of text. How can I fix this issue?

This is a screenshot of how the text appears in the Sketch app

This is how the text appears when exported to SVG (the text is highlighted for visibility)


  • Have you tried converting the text to outlines? How to here
    – Billy Kerr
    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:52

3 Answers 3


You need to select the text, and click "Layer->Convert to Outlines" and then the text gets to be part of the image

  • this should be the accepted answer Jan 20, 2021 at 23:27

Sadly, not every SVG renderer supports text on paths, even though they are part of the SVG spec.

So I would recommend creating two files: one "original" file with the text on the path, and another with the text converted to a path or outline or whatever. Then export the second one to whatever other formats you need, like JPEG or PNG.

  • When I do this, it shifts the text from an outside curve to an inside, and moves it; it doesn't just convert it to outlines and leave it alone. Oct 18, 2018 at 13:08
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    Try using a different software to do the conversion, such as InkScape.
    – posfan12
    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:52

I haven't used Sketch, but it may just be that your logo and/or text needs to be converted from an object to a path, as is the case because png formats for example can't handle unless you do a conversion to a path first.

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    Menu option Layer->Convert To Outlines should do it.
    – Gus Shortz
    Aug 5, 2017 at 4:53
  • PNG format has nothing to do with it.
    – posfan12
    Sep 28, 2017 at 7:35
  • Convert to outlines results in the same problem, the text is removed from the path before converting it to outlines.
    – Nilloc
    Jun 13, 2019 at 19:59

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