Underlined text is not exported to PDF

Bug #1467794 reported by Dominik šelmeci on 2015-06-23
This bug affects 5 people
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Bug Description

I am using Inkscape 0.91 for exporting SVG -> PDF (Windows 8.1). The SVG is generated in the browser where to set the Text style: style="text-decoration: underline;". When I open this svg in Inkscape the text is correctly underlined. But when i export it to PDF it dissapears. This feature is very important for me and I'm willing to pay for it. Can you help me please?

su_v (suv-lp) on 2015-06-23
tags: added: exporting pdf text
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Reproduced with Inkscape 0.91 r13725 and 0.91+devel r14212, cairo 1.14.2, on OS X 10.7.5: exporting text decoration (bug #172133, bug #1269206) to PDF is not yet supported.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
razvan (nsyncpilu) wrote :

Does anyone know where to modify in inkscape source code for this to work?
I really need to get this one going right away

Simon (greyshade) wrote :

Is there any progress on this? export of any 'text-decoration' (i.e. underline, overline, strikthrough, etc) fails for export to pdf, eps, emf and tex.

the patches from bug #172133 seem to have made it into the release correctly showing 'text-decoration's but nothing has been done to keep those when exporting?

Hachmann (marenhachmann) wrote :

@Simon Rommel: there's a prerelease source package available (and if you're on Ubuntu >= 16.04, there's a --candidate (channel) snap package available of pre5, too):
https://inkscape.org/download/development-versions/ (snap not listed)

Could you try it out and report back?

Final release will also be available soon.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

The requested feature is not yet supported with upcoming Inkscape 0.92 (tested with lp:inkscape/0.92.x r15295 and cairo 1.15.5 (git master) on OS X 10.7.5).

Simon (greyshade) wrote :

I confirm that this is not supported in the current Inkscape 0.92pre5 r15287 (Win 32 and 64bit).

Would love to see this implemented in the next 0.93 release. +1

Maksim Melnikov (mksmelnikov) wrote :

Bug still exists in Inkscape 0.92.3 (3ce5693, 2018-03-11)
`inkscape --export-pdf ...` gives pdf-file without underlines. That`s very bad, guys.

Arkadeep Banerjee (arkadeep12) wrote :

The bug still exists but I think I found a work around - if bitmap is used instead of vector (which is the default option) the pdf will have the text underlined.

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