Font problems ZWCAD+ (solved)
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I'm from Croatia and we use some diacritic letter in our alphabet (ž,č,ć,š...).
I'm working on electrical plans, so I often use multiline text in my drawings,
containing those letters. The problem is that ZWCAD+ converts my letters to different ones,
for example: ć=ae...and similar. All my drawings were created with AutoCAD. Now I need to buy
4 licenses of ZWCAD but I dont understand the problem. My format is set to standard, that is Arial, or Arial Unicode MS, Central European.
Another terrible thing is that when I open my old drawings and just try to edit (open/close) multiline text containing cable descriptions,like "(NYY 4x16 mm²) / psc ∅75 mm", I get "(NYY 4x16 mm2) / psc Ř75 mm" when closing the text editor.
The thing is, I've already requested support about this problem, I need it solved ASAP, by the end of July, I must have 4 working licenses. I like ZWCAD the most from the Intellicad group. I can say that ProgeCAD's text editor is impossible to work with, but If I have to buy tomorrow, I would go with GstarCAD, cause is even cheaper (not the reason) but dos not mess up my drawings. Please provide better language and symbol support.
P.S: I'm attaching test.rar (29.4 KB) some example of my files so you can see what my problem looks like. I cant spend all day trying 100 fonts to see if some will work, while in AutoCAD and GstarCAD i had no problems with these settings.
Looking forward to read your answer. All the best.
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Message 3 of 13
It happens on two different systems, so it's not a single computer problem. It also happened in earlier versions (2008).
But, nevermind, since I have to wait for support response more than 10 days, I've made my decision. I'm going to buy GstarCAD, even cheaper (-20%) and doesn't do these stupid bugs. It has a few others, but I can live with that...hey, I cant expect Autocad for 200€, but I need a reliable software with which I can produce money, and not spending 8 hours on correcting something that was ok before I used ZwCAD.
All the best!
Message 4 of 13
Post Last Edit by stefaa5779 at 2013-6-14 17:57
If I double click on the multiline text and edit whatever except those special characters then those characters are still there.
The format of the text is not lost at all.
The only difference is: I use another font : Calibri.
So my guess is: the font You use causes the problem.
But ok, You don't use Zwcad anymore, Bye.
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It's a problem with SP2 to. I'm also using Croatian fonts, and I have persistent problems with simbol changing whenever I save my file with autocad. I already reported similar problem to Daniel (greek letters), but after few emails he abandoned conversation leaving me with "my" problems.
However as I found out
(on my time not making money)some of greek symbol problems can be solved with changing character set from "central european" to "cyrillic" and then retyping symbol that you need "%%c".
The bottom line is You have what You payed for, a pretty good copy of Autocad if You need it for a high school project, without any real support from people that sold this to you, except statements like "It's working good on my side", and frustrated outbursts of admins.
Service pack 3, or some patches for known problems are not announced for now, I guess we are waiting for 2013 version to pay upgrade to another buggy version.
Message 8 of 13
Glad to see I'm not crazy. I think Jenny&Stefaa just opened the dwg, which was created with AutoCAD, and everything looked ok, but i said that editing was the problem, not opening (even if some multi-line text margins are not the same as in AutoCAD..but ok). I dont accept answers like "try using Calibri", cause it means printing my projects in different font, and above all, changing all the fonts in existing drawings when needed to plot. Currently using GstarCAD, which also has some bugs but far better support. Damjan, if you need info about it contact me.
Going to order +/- 10 licenses next week.
Message 9 of 13
No, I opened the drawing with zwcad 2012 professional sp2.
Then I edited the text except, I did not delete the specific characters cause my keyboard does not have these special characters. You should be aware that not all fonts (check windows font)
support croatian or greek characters.
I've tested Gstarcad on xp 32 bit and excuse me, more problematic as soon when You receive drawings from third party companies that use very different cad applications.
I did mention Calibri cause that is the standard font in my case and had no problem , could edit all text except deleting the special language characters cause they are not on my keyboard.
And : I post zwcad problems but sure do not expect that the problems are fixed in a matter of days.
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@stefaa5779.... I know that not all fonts support all symbols, but I'm talkingabout Greek symbol for diameter (%%c) that is a standard (andnominally supported) shortcut for standard symbol in ZWCad... fromshx font that we, and other companies use for 10 years or more with CAD software. I sent this font to Daniel few months ago,and as I understood SHX font is ok. It seams that is some issue withshx fonts compatibility that was not advertised for ZWCad. That’swhy I expect resolving of this issue or honest notice on forum thatthis is known bug. With this you will save us time we lose to explainover and over same problem hoping that someone will take note ofthis.
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Yes you are right, I found this problem record in our data base (ID: 4901), it happened to former version (VERNUM=2013.03.31(11367)) , the status indicates that it has been solved in our internal version ZWCAD+ 2012 (VERNUM = "20130517(12211)" ),which hasn't been released to public. I will send you to have a try.
Hoping you to know that, I'm sorry for replying late, but I did tested your feedback, re-edited mtext in your drawing, even set up my system language to Croatian. No matter which CAD software you choose, I hope that you can see we care about your feedback.
Download the latest ZWCAD+
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