Re: Text in SVG images not searchable in DITA-OT 3.x HTML5 output

Radu Coravu

Hi Yves,

You can try pasting the SVG content directly inside the DITA topic inside an svg-container element, this should generate an HTML file containing the embedded SVG, I think the browser will be able to allow searching inside it if you do so.
If you are referring to the SVG using the DITA <image> tag it probably needs to be published embedded inside the HTML instead of referenced using <img src>.
A while back I created a plugin for this:


Radu Coravu
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On 6/16/2020 12:43 PM, Yves Barbion wrote:
Hi group
I've got SVG images which contain text. If I just open the SVG in one of my browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge), the text is searchable. If I put the images in a DITA topic and generate HTML5 output with the DITA-OT 3.x, the text is no longer searchable.
Any idea why this happens and how it can be fixed?

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