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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Bui Ngoc Tho,

    I am really sorry that you see those issues. I can confirm them in the latest release of Illustrator as well.

    As a workaround I suggest that you use File > Export > Export As and SVG instead. This route should not have the reported issues.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Akshay,

    Thanks a lot for reporting this issue. One way to share Illustrator files with us is by sending an email to sharewithai at adobe dot com.

    Illustrator, currently, flattens text if it includes surrogates or emojis. Could that be the issue you see?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Started  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Just a general status update. We are currently and will continuously improve SVG import support in Adobe Illustrator. We are currently working on solving the issues mentioned in this report. Please feel free to open new bug reports here on uservoice if you are experiencing additional/untracked issues.

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Monika, Martin, Francisco, Ruth, Alec and others,

    I am answering to some of the comments below. In general, please open separate issues for individual issues you see in Adobe Illustrator. Even if they all are related to SVG.

    @Monika The Adobe Illustrator 2019 release fixes the issue that you see with the linked SVG example. The one with the flag of the EU. There should no longer be warnings about maximum nesting levels and the layer tree should look much flatter than it used to. We also fixed a few issues with masks.

    @Alec The Adobe Illustrator 2019 release has support for the fill-rule property of SVG. Your example should import correctly now. We still have some work to do with masks though we did fixes here as well. Gradient and pattern transforms should import in general though we will improve support even more in future releases.

    @Rith and @Martin Adobe Illustrator does not draw strokes in the coordinate space of the object as defined by Postscript or SVG. This causes the difference between the stroke width that you see in Adobe Illustrator on import and other SVG viewers. We will continue to improve the import further in future releases.. In general, the rendering model differs which causes the visual differences at the moment.

    @Francisco Adobe Illustrator does not support import of images in SVG of formats other than raster images. Neither for embedded images with dataURLs nor linked images.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hello Ruth,

    Thanks a lot for your feedback Ruth! It would be great to hear more about the stroke-width issue that you run into. I tested this minimal example:

    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
    <rect x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100" style="stroke:black;fill:none;"/>
    <rect x="120" y="10" width="100" height="100" style="stroke:black;fill:none;stroke-width:1"/>
    <rect x="230" y="10" width="100" height="100" style="stroke:black;fill:none;stroke-width:1px"/>
    <rect x="120" y="120" width="100" height="100" style="stroke:black;fill:none;stroke-width:10"/>
    <rect x="230" y="120" width="100" height="100" style="stroke:black;fill:none;stroke-width:10px"/>
    </svg>

    but all stroke-width values compute correctly after opening in Adobe Illustrator. Could you please post a short example here? Or, for bigger files, it is also possible to use sharewithai@adobe.com

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Greetings,
    Dirk

    Dirk

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Monika. I can confirm the issues with nested <use>s. Illustrator (unnecessarily) creates too deeply nested groups. Eventually, it will reach the maximum allowed group nesting level and stops drawing. I logged that issue.

    Illustrator does not use SVG as its native document format. Even though Illustrator does try to preserve certain attributes on SVG import it is not enough for a full SVG round tripping experience. Do you want to use Illustrator as "SVG editor" where structure, styling blocks and class names get preserved as much as possible, or is it enough to preserve attributes, styles and interactions on the element level? So CSS classes might get remixed as it makes sense for the exported SVG document.

    What issues do you have with groups and masks?

    Hi Alec, self referencing masks should not crash Illustrator in the latest release anymore. Nested masks, fill-rule are still an issue and I logged those. Could you share some failing examples with gradients, image transforms and patterns please? Please feel free to create separate user voice reports per SVG issue and file them as bugs. Thanks a lot!

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    Need More Info  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Hello Stephen,

    After reviewing the story in the team there was a controversy if your request is either:
    1. the feature “Convert text to shapes” (which can already be used with the “Font” drop down menu) or
    2. to replace the “Font” drop down menu with the checkbox “Convert text to shapes” because that would be more accessible for you. (Only UI change.)

    Greetings,
    Dirk

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Thomas, Tamer and LNMB,

    Thanks a lot for your reply to this issue. We have a couple of more questions to your request.

    @Tamer @LNMB Adobe Illustrator already does have the option to convert all text of a selection/artboard/document to outlines for SVG export. You may find the option in the Font dropdown menu. Select Convert To Outlines in the SVG Export dialog. The text in your original document will not be affected by this option and stays text.
    If you use Assert Export, use the settings icon (a cog), go to the SVG tab and you'll find the setting there as well. If you are aware of the SVG Export dialog but didn't see the option to convert to outlines, please let us know how we can make the option more visible.

    @Thomas I'd like to understand the issue with the text looking thicker on export. The current result of converting text to outlines is the same as selecting the text object and going to the menu item Object > Expand... Are you comparing the expansion result with the original text? Text engines have some additional techniques like hinting that try to avoid aliasing. Without that, expanded results may indeed look thicker or less crisp on edges than the original text. The results also depend on screen resolution and platform and might be quite noticeable.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hello Stephen,

    Thanks a lot for reporting your experience with the Export as dialog for SVG export. We are currently reviewing your request.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Marcus,

    Thanks a lot for reporting the issue. Would it be possible to share the file with the Illustrator team? Or a file that reproduces the issue for you? You could either upload the file to an online portal or mail it to ShareWithAi (at) adobe.com.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    1 comment  ·  Illustrator Bugs » File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks a lot for opening the issue. Illustrator should still use xlink:href in all cases for saving or exporting SVG files. Could you please upload or send an SVG file and maybe the Ai file too where you see the Xlink namespace being dropped?

    Thanks a lot,
    Dirk

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    Hi,

    Please update to latest version AI 23.0.2 & check that if this issue still persists or not.

    If yes then please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hello Taylor,

    I am not sure I understand your issue. Export As does leave <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> out on purpose. Especially web browser don't need this tag anymore and some browsers like IE 9 don't even support the SVGs with encoding tag. The majority of SVG viewers beside web browsers don't require this tag either.
    Could you provide an example file that would not work w/o the encoding tag?

    Thanks a lot,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Alexandre,

    Thanks a lot for reporting the issue. I can reproduce it here and opened an internal issue.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Resolved  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Thanks a lot Francis for filing the issue. Please feel free to open a new issue if you should experience the issue again or another one.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Francis,

    Thanks a lot for reporting the issue you see. I'd like to understand more about your export process. When you export to SVG, do you use File > Save As or do you use File > Export > Export As / Export For Screens / Asset Export?

    I could not reproduce the issue with the file you uploaded with the Export As route. Could you try this and post what you see then?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hello Ken,

    Thanks a lot for reporting the issue you see. Would you be able to share the file that you try to export with us? You may upload the file here directly or get it sent to us: sharewithai@adobe.com.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Ricardo,

    The inactive SVG code... button definitely is a bug. It would be great if you could send us an Ai document where this bug appears to sharewithai@adobe.com. We are not able to reproduce this issue.

    In the mean time, could you try using File > Export as (select SVG)? This should have a button called "Show Code" and also provides you access to the source code with out copy&paste into a text editor.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Ricardo, this is very odd. This button should not be inactive. Does this issue happen with the latest release of Illustrator? Is there anything specific about the Illustrator document? Does it have huge amount of content? Many raster images or mesh gradients? Would it be possible for you to share an Illustrator document with the Illustrator team privately?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Gregan,

    Thanks a lot for opening this feature request! Could you please send the minimal Ai test file (the one with the .a, .TWO, .b output) to sharewithai@adobe.com?

    Do I understand your request correctly that you want to give each style class an individual name or do you want to have them all the same individual prefix?

    Also, would creating and applying graphic styles with names of your choice be suitable for you if the same name is chosen as CSS class name on the SVG export?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks a lot for adding your request to uservoice. To understand the issue more, could you please elaborate more on you workflow? How do you export SVG files? Do you use File > Export as... File > Save as... or Export assets? Do you export artboards?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks a lot for submitting this request here. I did experiment a little bit with your idea. Here an example to continue the discussion:

    <svg id="Layer_1" data-name="Layer 1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&quot; preserveAspectRatio="none" width="612" height="792" viewBox="0 0 612 792">
    <defs>
    <style>
    .swatches {
    --Circle-background: #6cb674;
    --Circle-foreground: #993467;
    }

    .cls-1 {
    fill: var(--Circle-background, #6cb674);
    }

    .cls-1, .cls-2 {
    stroke: #231f20;
    stroke-miterlimit: 10;
    }

    .cls-2 {
    fill: var(--Circle-foreground, #993467);
    }
    </style>
    </defs>
    <title>Untitled-2</title>
    <ellipse class="cls-1" cx="244" cy="251" rx="110" ry="100"/>
    <circle class="cls-2" cx="364.5" cy="359.5" r="120.5"/>
    </svg>

    For this example I added a couple of colors to a swatch book. In the document itself I just used the colors with the custom name: "Circle background" and "Circle foreground".

    Adding the entire swatch book doesn't seem to be meaningful in the majority of use cases. Would you disagree?

    The issue with exporting custom properties is the limited scope of this features. At this point, only Web browsers do support custom properties and no authoring tool. This seems to be limiting for the round-tripping experience of customers initially.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Hesham,

    First, thanks a lot for taking the time and bringing this up here!

    SVG is an open web format like HTML or CSS. I am afraid but the SVG specification does not define any codification or content protection of an SVG document. If we would add this feature in Adobe Illustrator then you would not be able to open the document anywhere else but Illustrator which would strike the purpose you are after.

    The W3C currently works on a module called Encrypted Media Extension to encrypt content. For now, browser implementations focus on video streaming and as far as we know there are no attempts to extend EME to images and other content in browser implementations at this point in time. This module is currently focusing on web content and web based implementations. It may take more time before authoring tools of other vendors would be able to open the content.

    We will revisit your request when browsers extend their implementations to content other than video streaming.

    Thanks a lot,
    Dirk

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    1 comment  ·  Illustrator Bugs » File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi,

    Could you please share an SVG file that is crashing Illustrator for you with us please?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Alec, could you please try if the latest release of Illustrator fixed the crashes? If not, could you please share example files that crash Illustrator? A crash is the worst experience for a user and has the highest priority.

    Greetings,
    Dirk

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Hi Alec. I can confirm the problem and logged the issue. Thanks for reporting!

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    4 comments  ·  Illustrator Feature Requests » Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

    Dirk Schulze commented  · 

    Thanks Alec! I logged your feature request. I agree that it is annoying if SVG content on the clipboard gets pasted as text instead of displaying it as art.

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