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Inserting Greek Symbol into AutoCAD

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stanovb
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Inserting Greek Symbol into AutoCAD

Can you insert a Greek symbol like theta into AutoCAD from Microsoft Word? All I get when I paste special & select unicode is a square. I'm not even sure if this is really the theta symbol, the line in the middle seems to be curved. The character code is 4072

 

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Message 2 of 9
Valentin-WSP
in reply to: stanovb

@stanovb ,

 

Try and copy a symbol from the web and regular paste, or from the Character Map...

 

(ex: Theta Symbol (θ) (wumbo.net))

 

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Message 3 of 9
apjones
in reply to: stanovb

If all you are getting is a blank square, the current font probably does not support the character code you are trying to insert.  

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Message 4 of 9
Kent1Cooper
in reply to: stanovb

It comes through for me in AutoCAD.  That's Theta / 4072 as it is represented in the Arial font and a bunch of others, but the detail differs depending on the font.

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Surely you can find one available on your computer that shows it as other than a box.

Kent Cooper, AIA
Message 5 of 9
autoid374ceb4990
in reply to: stanovb

I am using a very old version of AutoCAD, but you should be able to create a new text style, call it "greek" and assign the font "greeks.shx", which should be defined in your windows, fonts.  The picture below shows the AutoCAD result in Aerial and Greeks.

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Message 6 of 9
stanovb
in reply to: apjones

That's what I thought too. I changed the font to something else, but it was still the same. Maybe I didn't pick the correct font to change it to.

Message 7 of 9
brian.strandberg
in reply to: stanovb

I would stick to a unicode font, it always gives me the best results when trying to do this.  The thing with using the AutoCAD greek font, is if you copy that text and change the font the text will be different.

 

You can see a partial list of unicode fonts here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_font

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Message 8 of 9
stanovb
in reply to: Valentin-WSP

I was able to copy it from a google search page. would not work from character map for some reason.

Message 9 of 9
brian.strandberg
in reply to: stanovb

That is the nice thing with the Unicode fonts, if you copy it to an AutoCAD font, it will probably display ?  Good luck - its not easy being greek

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