I am having an issue on trying to add colour on a SVG Font on Illustrator 25.3.
Normally, to do that, I design a coloured rectangle shape behing the copy, I select both and using the Transparency tool, I create a mask ticking the reverse option. This turn the black copy into the choose colour.
The anomaly happen on a NEW artwork only as if I repeat the above on an exting artwork, it works perfectly.
Visually I can see each of the letters converted into a coloures rectangles (see picture).
SO, why I cannot do the same on a new .ai document?
Correct! I aiming to keep the font "live" so I can re-type it if I need it.
In addition to the above, I have just discovered when I save it as PDF, the script there is showed correctly. So, it seeme more a visualisation issue may related to the latest Illustration version.
Again, if I open an old/recent artwork the same font looks correct! So, using the existing SVG font on those artwork, I have even tried to reverse it from the "Inverted Mask" and back again... no prob at all! Odd.