Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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woodyman
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?'s in my text instead of fractions....

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03-26-2009 11:44 AM
I have old drawings that were setup by different contracted companies. In some of these old drawings I look at the text and where there should be fractions there is now either a question mark or a box with the " symbol after it. If I pick on the test and try to edit it the text will be something like %%138 or %%142 or something similar instead of the fraction it is suppose to be. If I had the correct FONT on my computer I don't think I would have a problem but I tried to run a lisp file on the web to globally change text from one style to another and it works on everything but a few blocks that have this obscure text style tied to it. I'm thinking that if I had a lisp file that did a find/replace and I know what the conversion factor was (I'm guessing here but %%138 = 1/2 and %%142 = 3/4" etc.) then I could run the lisp everytime I have ?'s or blocks on my drawing and fix the problem. I'm not a lisp programmer and I was wondering if anyone has a way to fix this problem. The problem is in a lot of our files and I want to find a quick way to fix this. Also, does anyone know the conversion that ACAD does that turns %%138 into whatever number (fraction?) it is suppose to be?
Thanks in advance...
*BIM is in
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Re: ?'s in my text instead of fractions....

03-30-2009 02:31 AM in reply to: woodyman

What is the font that is missing?


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I
have old drawings that were setup by different contracted companies. In some
of these old drawings I look at the text and where there should be fractions
there is now either a question mark or a box with the " symbol after it. If I
pick on the test and try to edit it the text will be something like %%138 or
%%142 or something similar instead of the fraction it is suppose to be. If I
had the correct FONT on my computer I don't think I would have a problem but I
tried to run a lisp file on the web to globally change text from one style to
another and it works on everything but a few blocks that have this obscure
text style tied to it. I'm thinking that if I had a lisp file that did a
find/replace and I know what the conversion factor was (I'm guessing here but
%%138 = 1/2 and %%142 = 3/4" etc.) then I could run the lisp everytime I have
?'s or blocks on my drawing and fix the problem. I'm not a lisp programmer and
I was wondering if anyone has a way to fix this problem. The problem is in a
lot of our files and I want to find a quick way to fix this. Also, does anyone
know the conversion that ACAD does that turns %%138 into whatever number
(fraction?) it is suppose to be? Thanks in advance...
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woodyman
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎09-24-2007
Message 3 of 3 (106 Views)

Re: ?'s in my text instead of fractions....

03-30-2009 05:58 AM in reply to: woodyman
Xsimplex.shx. I actually had a friend send me a SHX file that he made through MicroStation and it seemed to fix the problem. However, when I see the fractions now and I pick the fractions to edit them, they still come up in the edit box as %%142, %%138, etc. I would think that if I have the correct font the edit box would reflect what is says on the screen. Any idea what is happening with this?
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