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Problems entering foreign language characters in AutoCAD text.

A - answer If you want to write texts with e.g. accented characters in your AutoCAD drawings, you can use standard Unicode fonts. Please use an OS with Unicode support (NT-based: NT4, Win2000, WinXP and above).

If you use a Unicode font (TTF or SHX) there is no need to have a special "CE" or "Cyr" version of a font. Use MText to write your texts.

Please note you have to have the required language support (locale) installed in Windows (see Control Panels). Otherwise AutoCAD displays wrong characters or asterisks ("?").

You can also force a Unicode font to switch to a CE locale script (alias) using FontSubstitutes in Registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes] :

 font name,0=font name,238
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Architecture · MDT · Revit · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 11735:How to enter the symbol № (numero) in AutoCAD?
Tip 11580:Excel: convert Unicode texts to \U+ codes for AutoCAD
Tip 10668:How to enter a square root sign in AutoCAD text?
Tip 9619:How to get rid of "----" in empty fields?
Tip 8521:How to type greater or equal, less or equal in AutoCAD (≤ ≥)?

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