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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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See also:
Tip 12421:Wrong units in an imported DXF file.
Tip 12347:Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.
Tip 10903:How to import an Illustrator file (.AI) into AutoCAD (.DWG)?
Tip 10279:Which formats can be exported from configured models in Configurator 360?
Tip 10015:How to select and modify objects in ALL layouts of the DWG?

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