Does any body know what is the current status of embedding fonts into an svg file that is readable by inkscape. I find the lack of embedded fonts severely impedes portability of svg files, particular if sending the file to a person who doesn't have admin access on their machine and cannot install fonts.
I tried to follow the instructions given at this link:
I, to be fair am trying to get this to work on windows, not linux (I don't have access to a linux machine right now). Does any one know of or have access to an actual svg file where this feature is working?
In the current version of Inkscape seems not yet possible to embed SVG fonts (see also here a little example).
As a SoC 2008 project, JucaBlues implemented initial parsing and rendering of SVG Fonts. You can design fonts within Inkscape, but using them to render text on the canvas is not yet supported. We are waiting for libpango to implement proper support of the user-fonts feature.
The render of SVG Fonts is not supported by Firefox or Internet Explorer, and Inkscape Wiki tell us that:
The font was copied locally following this url (get from here) and obtaining the download link (conveniently renamed into "indie_flower.woff").
The SVG file uses a local font and renders well (tested with Firefox 34, Chrome 39 and Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 8.1). Using a local font I cannot link the SVG file, you have to settle for a screenshot:
Unfortunately (see above), Inkscape at the moment is not able to render it and use the default font.
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