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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 respective .SHX file into the AutoCAD Fonts folder - e.g. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\Fonts. AutoCAD also support PostScript fonts but PostScript fonts (.PFB) have to 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 has to be installed into Windows. In the "Windows Control Panels" (WinXP/Vista) choose Fonts and in the File menu select Install new font. In Windows 7/8/10 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 AutoCAD STYLE dialog.

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12.7.2010    290187×   FAQ  

See also:
Tip 14080:AutoCAD 2025 is not displaying some fonts correctly.
Tip 10952:All DWG texts in UPPERCASE.
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 10628:Ugly (jaggy) TrueType texts in DWG drawing.
Tip 9579:What is the "at" sign (@) leading some font names in AutoCAD?

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