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Unicode and DXF files.

A - answer Texts (contents of text objects) represented in the DXF interchange format files (a textual version of DWG) were stored in plain ASCII up to AutoCAD version 2017. Special characters - e.g. czech, asian, cyrillic - were expressed using either the MIF (Maker Interchange Format, syntax: M+nxxyy) or CIF (Common Interchange Format, syntax: U+nnnn) codes.

Since version 2007, DXF files and saved and loaded in Unicode (UTF-8). So any special characters can be also stored directly to the DXF. But they can still be interpreted from the MIF and CIF codes. When interpreting the codes, the current setting of the DWGCODEPAGE variable is applied.

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · DWG ·

See also:
Tip 13938:ModDXF - utility for bulk modification/display of internal DXF properties in DWG entities.
Tip 13688:How to select all DWG objects of a certain type in AutoCAD LT? (texts, circles...)
Tip 13541:Using Twinmotion from Revit to visualize other types of 3D scenes.
Tip 12421:Wrong units in an imported DXF file.
Tip 12347:Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.

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