Color Layers to SVG and decomposing components

When I export a layered font as a SVG Color font using a Color Layers to SVG Custom Parameter, Glyphs will decompose all components, something that it doesn’t do if this CP isn’t present.

Is there a way to stop this? There have been a few times when I’ve exported this way and then saved the file, overwriting the version that contains components when I shouldn’t have and I’ve had to go back and recreate things. Is possible that the behaviour for this could be changed?

Can you send me a file that (still) has some components that would be decomposed when exporting?

Here you go. Exporting with Remove Overlap checked decomposes the components. This doesn’t happen when the CP isn’t present.

Decompose…zip (2.2 KB)

Thanks for the file. I fixed it.

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Thanks!