Allow automatic conversion of text to shape when converting to SVG

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When you click File --> Export --> Export As, and then select "SVG" as the file format, the following message may appear: "Fonts may not render as expected."  And the message is accurate.

What I would like is a checkbox that can be selected to automatically do this conversion as this stage.  Chances are, if you're exporting something to SVG, you want it to look as accurate as possible, including the text.

I would put the checkbox, and a label like "Convert text to shape," in the red oval in the below image:
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I very much support this, because it's always a lot of work to create extra shape layers out of text layers (to keep them editable, I copy them, create a folder called "txt.svg" and move copies of the text shapes into that folder for export).
Illustrator already has this option and Photoshop should have it, too. Btw. I like the way Photoshop creates SVGs, they're not very bloated and reduced to what is really needed.