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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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23.2.2003    28915×   FAQ  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Architecture · MDT · Revit · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 12863:Do you know the difference among the fonts ISOCP, ISOCP2 a ISOCP3?
Tip 12782:How to insert a character in Kanji or Pinyin into Fusion 360?
Tip 12181:Using a YES/NO parameter in Revit schedules.
Tip 11735:How to enter the symbol № (numero) in AutoCAD?
Tip 11580:Excel: convert Unicode texts to \U+ codes for AutoCAD

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