QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.0.0
  • Due in Version Undecided
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Christian Aigner - 07.03.2013
Last edited by Andrew - 20.06.2013

FS#782 - Embedding Font in Drawing

Recently I ran into the problem, that the font, which I used on Linux was not installed on the Windows-Computer which is connected to the Laser-Cutter. So it was not engraved correctly.

I suggest adding an option to be able to embed a font into the drawing, so that text is rendered with the intended font regardless on which system you open the drawing.

Closed by  Andrew
20.06.2013 10:05
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  

Embedding fonts in DXF / DWG is not feasible.

Andrew commented on 07.03.2013 08:45

Neither DXF nor DWG allow font embedding as far as I know.

Possible alternatives are:
- QCAD could try to look up fonts from the drawing directory. If the drawing is distributed together with the font, the drawing should then load correctly.
- QCAD could display a warning dialog which lets the user choose an alternative font or point to the right font file.

Christian Aigner commented on 07.03.2013 12:51

Thanks for making that clear. What about bitmaps? Are bitmaps stored in DXF? If so, I could first enter the text in my paint program and then import the bitmap.

Christian Aigner commented on 07.03.2013 13:30

Right now I am using the following work around:

I enter a text, then explode the text (into arcs, lines and splines), select everything and explode again (for the splines to be exploded as well), then create a polyline of each letter, and hatch it with a solid fill.


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