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How to install a new font in AutoCAD?

A - answer AutoCAD supports two basic types of fonts - a) its own native SHX fonts and b) Windows system TTF (TrueType) fonts.

a) A SHX font is installed just by copying the .SHX file into the AutoCAD Fonts folder - e.g. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2011\Fonts. Postscript fonts (.PFB) can be first compiled to SHX using the COMPILE command.

b) A TrueType font (.TTF) cannot be added to AutoCAD just by copying - this Windows system font have to installed into Windows. In the "Windows Control Panels" (WinXP/Vista) choose Fonts and in the File menu select Install new font. In Windows 7 just drag the TTF file to this Fonts window or right-click on the TTF file and choose Install.

After that you can use the new font in the STYLE dialog.

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