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OpenType font support in AutoCAD and Revit.

A - answer The CAD applications AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit both support system (Windows) OpenType fonts based on TrueType outlines. OpenType fonts using the Postscript outline definitions or other codepages than ANSI are not supported in AutoCAD nor Revit (they are not listed in the font list).

First you have to install (not just copy) the TTF and OTF fonts in Windows -- Control Panel > Fonts.

OpenType fonts are listed (e.g. in Word) with a stylized "O" icon:

(status 11/2007, versions 2008)

Compare the font list offered (on the same PC) in Word and in AutoCAD (missing Magion, Marlett):

ACADRevit
100% *  CAD 
6.11.2007    27354×  
applies to: AutoCAD · Revit ·

See also:
Tip 11128:How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.
Tip 10952:All DWG texts in UPPERCASE.
Tip 10628:Ugly (jaggy) TrueType texts in DWG drawing.
Tip 9814:Export text from DWG drawings to Excel.
Tip 9579:What is the "at" sign (@) leading some font names in AutoCAD?


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