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Export to SVG: Textpath start offset issues...

Jan 30, 2013 3:51 AM

Tags: #illustrator #svg

Simple example:

I draw a 1000px horizontal line in illustrator CS5, put a text on the path and drag the starting point to 250px.

Illustrator translates the "startOffset"-Attribute of the text-node to something around 32% rather than the expected 25%.

Also and as expected, when displaying the SVG in Firefox or any capable browser the position of the text is not the same as in illustrator.


Does anyone know the reason for this behaviour or if it is a bug? If not, is there a workaround to get the text positioned correctly in the SVG?


Thank you for your help!

Best regards


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    Jan 30, 2013 7:07 AM   in reply to HankBrutowsky1

    AI thinks in inches and point and DPI matters a lot... Check your document settings. Also you approach will generally be problematic as it doesn't produce proper persistent coordinates and a simple difference in rendering the referenced font would result in a different placment of the text... Move the text element in its entirety if this is critical...



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