Illustrator :: Stroke Width Wasn't Scaled Up When Importing SVGs In CS5

Aug 22, 2012

I am tried to open the following svg in the illustrator but it was not scaled the stroke-width of the text, even I have changed the units into px. And its kinda merged svg from both illustrator and inkscape generated svgs.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<!-- Created with Inkscape ( -->
<!-- Added to solve the issuses with ill.adobe genrated svg's -->
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "" [
    <!ENTITY ns_extend "">

[Code] ......

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Trying to use the width tool, I ran into the following problem. I would like to have a smooth transition of the stroke width between two width points while keeping the original stroke width unchanged outside of that line segment.
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drawing.pdf (Size: 960 bytes / Downloads: 55)


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