I have used CS3, CS4 suite versions of illustrator on Snow leopard, and embedding fonts worked correctly,
but on several computers at work here, none of the CS5 or CS5.5 suite versions of illustrator embed fonts in SVG format on Lion.
I have also tried CS4 on Lion and still does not work...
Saving as SVG without fonts works fine,
Saving with fonts shows error message and no fonts are ever brought over.
This shows brand new ai file with a text box and three letters in standard font:
This shows saving as SVG to documents folder (does not matter where saving to, issue still exists):
This shows the SVG options (Note font is SVG, subsetting is common english and glyphs used.)
Does not matter how many fonts are attempted to be embedded, no fonts (with glyphs translation) ever show up on the svg file.
reinstall lion completely, then reinstall CS5 then CS5.5(DONE, does not work)
reinstall lion completely, then reinstall CS5.5 only(DONE, does not work)
This is what i currently have to do:
Currently i use a secondary PPC computer with leopard 10.5 and Illustrator CS3 on it, and save the file as svg using those settings (fonts).
Open the CS3 svg in text edit
Copy fonts created in CS3 and then paste in CS5 svg file which i created on the intel computer with lion (mac 10.7)
Also tested this in mountain lion 10.8, still same error, have to do this stupid workaround for now....
So I have it working and failing.
Machine 1: MacBook Pro, SnowLeo to Lion upgrade, works in CS4 and CS5 (via the interface and via AppleScript)
Machine 2: Mac Pro, clean install of Lion, works in CS4 via the interface only. Fails with AppleScript. Haven't tried CS5.5
I'm still trying to determine why one works over the other.