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Fixing Font Clipping in Inkscape

Posted on 24th October 2016
Inkscape is a free and open source design package for Windows and Mac which is powerful, easy to use and highly recommended for crafters looking to start creating their own designs. One common issue people encounter is 'font clipping' where a font with PUA encoded glyphs appears to be clipped or cut off outside of a certain box.
1. In this screenshot we see the font Lovely Melissa is cut off in Inkscape both on the top and bottom of the font.

font cut off inkscape
2. Start by selecting your created font design which is being clipped.

font clipped inkscape
3. Go to Path at the top and click 'Object to Path'.

font clipping inkscape
4. The font will now have the glyphs fully visible in inkscape without any clipping, cropping or cutting.

fixed clipping in inkscape

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