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PHX cadie

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[Microstation] SHX fonts in MS
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:49:02 AM »
I have a dwg titleblock as a xref with the city name in a "compressed.shx" font. When opened with MS the text looks more like single stroke simplex as opposed to what I would call a "chiseled" look. I had thought MS could not find the compressed.shx, but if I copy that text into my dgn session and clk on the text, the info box lists compressed and its not red, as if not found. I've also had this prob with a client shx.

How can I get these text styles to look as they should?

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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 12:04:31 PM »
are the fonts in question registered through Windows control panel?
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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 12:17:20 PM »
surpassed my knowledge base.  no (??)

went to Control Panel> Fonts and scrolled thru a very large list (all .ttf files) so I'm not sure if thats an answer or if I'm tracking right  (Win XP)
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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 12:45:55 PM »
Important To install fonts, you must have them on a floppy disk, CD, or your hard disk.

To install a font, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, and then click Run.
2.Type the following command, and then click OK:
%windir%\fonts

3.On the File menu, click Install New Font.
4.In the Drives box, click the drive that contains the font that you want to add.

Note The floppy disk drive is typically drive A or drive B. The CD drive is typically drive D.
5.In the Folders box, click the folder that contains the font that you want to add, and then click OK.
6.In the List of fonts box, click the font that you want to add. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold the CTRL key while you select each font.
7.Click to select the Copy Fonts To Fonts Folder check box. The new font is saved in the Windows\Fonts folder.
8.Click OK.
Note Windows supports TrueType fonts or fonts that are designed especially for Windows which can be purchased separately. Some programs also include special fonts that are installed as part of the program installation. Additionally, TrueType or special Windows fonts are frequently included with printers. Follow the directions that are included with these products to install these fonts.

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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 01:03:26 PM »
I think (s)he is talking about *.shx not *.ttf.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 01:14:47 PM by ronjonp »

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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 01:11:19 PM »
is there also a setting like this:

For .SHX files, there is the variable: MS_DWGFONTPATH
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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 01:11:47 PM »
yes, seems *.shx files are not listed.

She ???????????????   :laugh:
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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 01:12:50 PM »
sorry all my question marks came in as faces and I cant edit now
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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 01:15:53 PM »
yes, seems *.shx files are not listed.

She ???????????????   :laugh:

I guessed the wrong 50%  :-P  Updated above.  :lmao:

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PHX cadie

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Re: SHX fonts in MS
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 01:54:49 PM »
is there also a setting like this:

For .SHX files, there is the variable: MS_DWGFONTPATH

Got it, but above me. I'll let the techies know. Thxs!
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