I have a dwg file with all of the text encoded in the Shift-JIS character set. It contains only a few Japanese characters, and the rest appear to be the Shift-JIS equivalents of Roman characters.
Now I'm just trying to set the text style in AutoCAD to make it show up correctly. I've tried Big Font: extfont.shx and extfont2.shx, but neither one works.
The text in this file should read "DWG. NO." (confirmed by copying it into Notepad++, and changing its encoding to Shift-JIS)
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I found a workaround to this problem. Here's what I did, for anyone else who might be having this same issue:
You have to use a text editor that’s capable of re-encoding into a different character set.
I’m using Notepad++ (Unicode version), which you can download here.
Open the DXF file in Notepad++
Go to Encoding > Character Sets > Japanese > Shift-JIS
Edit: Select All
Paste into the new file (This will convert all of the English characters from Shift-JIS back to their ANSI equivalents)
Open the new file in AutoCAD (All of the English characters should now show up normally, and Japanese characters will show up as question marks.)
This solution will not work for files in DWG format. They must be saved to DXF first.