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My text is appearing as little blocks, or isn't showing up at all after uploading to Commons!
If you use “Flowed Text” in Inkscape, it will render as a black rectangle. Flowed text boxes are created when you click and drag to make you text box. To avoid this, just click once to position your cursor and then type your text. To convert a flowed text box to a normal text box, go to the “Text” menu and choose “Convert to Text”. If this still doesn't work, some text features of Inkscape are not supported by MediaWiki's renderer, such as text-on-path. If you are not using flowed text and still have problem, convert the text to paths. Do this by selecting the command Path → Object to Path. This will convert the text to paths. Save as plain SVG, and reupload your file.
They're caused by Inkscape's "flowtext" nonsense, which can be diagnosed at Commons:SVG Check. I don't know how exactly how you remove them in Inkscape (presumably by deleting or "unflowing" text, though I hear it can be difficult to find or select an empty flowed text element). I remove them by opening the SVG file in a text editor, and deleting everything between an opening <flowroot and a corresponding closing </flowroot>... -- AnonMoos (Discussió) 11:48, 29 June 2013 (UTC)