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Has anyone got embedded fonts in SVG to work on Mac OS X Lion?

Feb 15, 2012 6:56 AM

Tags: #illustrator #problem #cs5 #macintosh #font #save #adobe #lion #mac #cs5.5 #bug #glyph #embed #svg #embedded_font

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.)




Error message:



Does not matter how many fonts are attempted to be embedded, no fonts (with glyphs translation) ever show up on the svg file.






Any suggestions?


Other than


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)

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    Feb 27, 2012 9:07 AM   in reply to NeilCPatel

    I'm having this same issue. Has anyone found a workaround for this??

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    Feb 28, 2012 4:36 PM   in reply to NeilCPatel


    same problem here! I`m getting cracy with this kind of bug

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    May 3, 2012 4:56 PM   in reply to NeilCPatel

    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.

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