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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
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6.11.2007    29177×  
applies to: AutoCAD · Revit ·

See also:
Tip 12935:How can I set a single-stroke text font in Fusion 360?
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 11128:How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.
Tip 10952:All DWG texts in UPPERCASE.


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