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I have an Inkscape file that I need to open in Illustrator but it won't work.

I tried to save the Inkscape file as .svg but when I open it up in Illustrator I get

"bitstream vera sans: a unknown error has occurred"

"the document "document.svg" uses fonts or characters which are not available or are in a different format that originally specified."

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This isnt really programming related, it is computer related so perhaps it should be moved to superuser –  Sam Saffron Aug 27 '09 at 0:59
    
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You can download the font here.

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Bitstream Vera Sans is a free font, you should be able to download a copy if you don't have it installed on your computer.

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If installing the font does not produce identical results (often the case when switching between vector editors), you can convert text to path. Select your text in Inkscape and do

Path -> Object to path

or ctrlshiftc

Note that this means you can no longer edit the text; it behaves as a graphic.

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