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yongwoocho
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Special Character - Center Line symbol?

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06-06-2003 05:56 AM
Hi,
Does anyone know how to insert a special character for Center Line symbol in MText? I searched all of character maps but to no avail. It should look like "C" on top of "L". Thanks.
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Klyph
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Registered: ‎12-05-2003
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Re: Special Character - Center Line symbol?

06-06-2003 07:44 AM in reply to: yongwoocho
With many fonts, you can use the ASCII Character Values. The value for a Centerline Symbol is 174. When you wish a Centerline Symbol, you type "%%174". Those characters after the first quote mark are the percentage symbol. You type two of them. Check out the ASCII Character Values for more useful symbols. Also, you can underline text with a line that is part of the text. You type "%%u" preceeding the words you wish underlined. Then you type "%%u" again to stop the underlining. Try it, you'll use it. "%%o" will overscore the words and "%%u%%o" will both underline and overscore the words. Again, these lines are part of the text.
*Dieges, Russell
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06-06-2003 10:58 AM in reply to: yongwoocho
That's pretty cool, but it didn't work for
me.  I know about many other uses for %% - but %%174 just gets me the
question mark!  What version of ACAD do you use?


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
With
many fonts, you can use the ASCII Character Values. The value for a Centerline
Symbol is 174. When you wish a Centerline Symbol, you type "%%174". Those
characters after the first quote mark are the percentage symbol. You type two
of them. Check out the ASCII Character Values for more useful symbols. Also,
you can underline text with a line that is part of the text. You type "%%u"
preceeding the words you wish underlined. Then you type "%%u" again to stop
the underlining. Try it, you'll use it. "%%o" will overscore the words and
"%%u%%o" will both underline and overscore the words. Again, these lines are
part of the text.
*White, Ian A.
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06-06-2003 11:06 AM in reply to: yongwoocho
On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 15:44:30 -0700, Klyph wrote:

>With many fonts, you can use the ASCII Character Values. The value for a Centerline Symbol is 174. When you wish a Centerline Symbol, you type "%%174".

You have a customised font. The standard character for %%174 is the
registered symbol (R in a circle). Of course, early AutoCAD fonts only
defined the minimum number of characters and so you may end up with a ?.
Try this with ISOCP and you will see what I mean.

--

Regards,

Ian A. White, CPEng
ianwhite@wai.com.au
WAI Engineering
Sydney 2000
Australia

Ph: +61 418 203 229
Fax: +61 2 9622 0450
Home Page: www.wai.com.au
*Mironenko, Igor
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Re: Special Character - Center Line symbol?

06-06-2003 12:43 PM in reply to: yongwoocho


In Mtext editor type "q"
(no quotas, low case), select it and change the font of this letter to
GDT one. That will produce the symbol you are after.

Regards,

Igor.

 

 

 

yongwoocho wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know how
to insert a special character for Center Line symbol in MText? I searched
all of character maps but to no avail. It should look like "C" on top of
"L". Thanks.

*Seabright, D.
Message 6 of 7 (2,283 Views)

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06-07-2003 07:32 AM in reply to: yongwoocho
Thanks Igor I am sure a lot of people wanted to
know that one. :smileysurprised:)


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">

face="Courier New,Courier">In Mtext editor type "q" (no quotas,
low case), select it and change the font of this letter to GDT one. That will
produce the symbol you are after.

Regards,

Igor.

 
 
 

yongwoocho
wrote:


size=-1>Hi,


size=-1>Does anyone know how to insert a special character for Center Line
symbol in MText? I searched all of character maps but to no avail. It should
look like "C" on top of "L".
Thanks.
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Klyph
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎12-05-2003
Message 7 of 7 (2,283 Views)

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06-09-2003 01:23 AM in reply to: yongwoocho
Only 'cause you asked, I'm on AutoCad 2002. We use many fonts. Some of them have the ASCII characters. Some don't. Try using a common font, such as "leroy".
The other replys have other working methods that are useful.
Read Ya Later - Klyph
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