I cannot get DUMPSHX.EXE to function at all in 2008. Here's what I do:
copy the .shx compiled font file to the ...\autocad install dir\express
at the DOS CMD Promt... CD to the above dir, then issue the command:
dumpshx -o myfont.shp myfont.shx
the error is that the Autocad application has encountered an error and needs to close. if anyone is taking notes, they are sorry for the inconvenience.
I tied to use a 3rd party freeware to decompile and it worked, but the COMPILE command in ACAD errored out on the re-compile. The error was nothing related to the characters that I modified. As a test, I was going to de-compile SIMPLEX.SHX to SIMPLEX .SHP with the DUMPSHX.EXE, but the above problems ensued.
I was not inconvenienced, and yes, the error message did give me a warm
and fuzzy feeling (unless it was the scotch).
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VP Americas, CADLock, Inc. <>
"jdcochran" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
Owen, first, thanks for the response. I've replicatd the anomaly on 3 other
workstations. Second, were you inconveninced in any way? If so, did you
receive and take solace in the error message? Third, I am only exploring
options at this point and cannot justify purchase of software I may not
need. Finally, I'd rather have the Autodesk-provided utils work. Trouble is,
with the Express Tools, Autodesk will claim that they are unsupported. Oh
well. -- John>>