Why text is automatically converted to outline when saving as SVG ?

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Hello Adobe community,

 

1) I was wondering why illustrator automatically converts text to outline when saving SVG. 

2) How to disable the conversion 

 

It seems that all the fonts are not equal, for instance when I use the "ROBOTO" font from google the text is not converted to outlines but when I use "MontSerrat" or "Oswald" the text is being converted to outline. 

 

Thanks for your help 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

Both Montserrat and Oswald are variable fonts. Roboto is not.

That could be the reason.

 

Apart from that: if you don't outline the font, you will need to make it into a webfont and use the CSS to style your text in your SVG. Illustrator won't do that for you.

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As you've discovered, it can be font-specific. Those that convert to outlines may not allow embedding, whereas Roboto does.

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Thanks John for the quick answer. 

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Both Montserrat and Oswald are variable fonts. Roboto is not.

That could be the reason.

 

Apart from that: if you don't outline the font, you will need to make it into a webfont and use the CSS to style your text in your SVG. Illustrator won't do that for you.

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Thanks Monica for your help

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Indeed, using variable fonts leads Illutrsator to convert the text as outline. 

Installing the static version of the variable fonts, helped me out

 

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