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We currently have no plans to add this feature but this could change in the future. We already have a few threads in the Feature Request section asking for this to be added.

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On 2/16/2018 at 2:14 PM, Leigh said:

We currently have no plans to add this feature but this could change in the future. We already have a few threads in the Feature Request section asking for this to be added.

what is the situation at the moment?

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4 hours ago, Leigh said:

Still the same I'm afraid.

What a shame. Isn't is a time to at least start reconsidering?

I mean when talking about SVG color fonts, it's not just those flashy colorful typefaces, but also other types, like those "handwritten" brush typefaces. It's quite nice and there are quite a few fonts available out there.

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11 minutes ago, Fantomas.CZ said:

What a shame. Isn't is a time to at least start reconsidering?

I mean when talking about SVG color fonts, it's not just those flashy colorful typefaces, but also other types, like those "handwritten" brush typefaces. It's quite nice and there are quite a few fonts available out there.

I can only make sure your feedback is passed on to the relevant team, which I will do :)

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12 minutes ago, Leigh said:

I can only make sure your feedback is passed on to the relevant team, which I will do :)

Thank you :) Although it's not an everyday thing, I'd love to see this happen in Affinity software (I suppose as the file format is shared, this would need to be introduced into all three apps...).

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I think it is system provided if you show font names with samples. On macOS color SVG fonts are supported even in Mail app so showing the color on the menu name does not require app specific awareness of the type of font shown.

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Two years later and still no support for this?...not good. I am trying to work with Buckwheat SVG in Affinity Photo and Designer and it does not display properly. Please fix.

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Another vote for including SVG support. There is a growing pool of this format of fonts. It's one of the rare things I miss from Illustrator, along with a whole lot I don't.

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Wouldn't it be a strong sign of the Affinity apps being really competitive if SVG font support – which I'd consider a "hot" feature these days – would  be added as quickly as possible?

This font technology has been on the market for years now and the number of available SVG fonts seems to increase by the day. Plus you see more of them in actual use ever since if you keep your eyes open.
I'd think it's not a good idea to let Adobe still be several steps ahead (in a number of aspects) after the Affinity apps have – luckily and nevertheless – made such a considerable impact with designers all around the world.

I understand, though, that Serif is much smaller company than Adobe and surely must direct their available resources to whatever issues and features which are considered most pressing. That said, reliability and stability of the apps on all platforms might be a premier concern. But surely the apps must still appear up-to-date (better still "cutting edge") and thus appealing to technology conscious users. In this respect apps being years behind the market leader as "hot" features are concerned might be seen as a weak and not really living up to their promises. This might ultimately be reason enough for users to ruefully return to the big A even if they initially have loved Affinity...

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