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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
This should be migrated to super user –  chollida Aug 27 '09 at 1:20
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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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hmm I can't go the install the font cuz I have to give it someone and they most likely won't install this font.

I tried the path-> object to path thing and still does not work. Same error.

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Verify that you selected all the text and did converted them to path. When you get that error, can you click OK and view the graphic anyway? Is the output close to what you were looking for? –  hyperslug Aug 27 '09 at 19:44
Ya everything seems to be one big object now I can't change the text.When I open it up I get a blank page basically. –  chobo2 Aug 29 '09 at 21:04
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