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How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

mholst
5-Regular Member

How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

I am making a table for drawings and need to use "⏚" (electric ground) in this.

I am unable to find it anywhere in Creo and if I try to copy/paste it I just get at square (□). Weirdly enough if I copy/paste this square to a text editor I get the ⏚ symbol again...

I now I can insert a symbol like this into the drawing but not into the table or a note.

 

It seems like the fonts in Creo does not support this standard unicode U+23AD symbol which is weird to me.

I am using Creo 4.0 M30

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MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:mholst)


@mholst wrote:

I am making a table for drawings and need to use "⏚" (electric ground) in this.

I am unable to find it anywhere in Creo and if I try to copy/paste it I just get at square (□). Weirdly enough if I copy/paste this square to a text editor I get the ⏚ symbol again...

I now I can insert a symbol like this into the drawing but not into the table or a note.

 

It seems like the fonts in Creo does not support this standard unicode U+23AD symbol which is weird to me.

I am using Creo 4.0 M30


Hi,

1.]

I copied ⏚ character into Word 2010 document. It was displayed using MingLiU font.

2.]

I searched C:\Windows\Fonts directory and found mingliu.ttc file

3.]

mingliu.ttc file is not recognized by Creo, Creo knows TTF files, only

4.]

I converted mingliu.ttc file using https://transfonter.org/ttc-unpack website

I downloaded zip file containing 3 TTF files. See attached file.

5.]

I put PMingLiU-02.ttf into C:\PTC\Creo2_M070\Creo 2.0\Common Files\M070\text\fonts directory (Creo 2.0 M070 installation)

6.]

I launched Creo 2.0 M070, created a note containing ⏚ characters and assigned PMingLiU font to it. Now I can see ⏚ character.


Martin Hanák

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This may be font related. Make sure you have a font available in Windows font directory that supports the unicode character set and use that font inside Creo when creating the note.

Dale_Rosema
22-Sapphire I
(To:mholst)

I have had things where if I type directly into the cell, it doesn't work, but if I right click and go to properties, I can then add it. Things changed when the went to WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) typing.

MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:mholst)


@mholst wrote:

I am making a table for drawings and need to use "⏚" (electric ground) in this.

I am unable to find it anywhere in Creo and if I try to copy/paste it I just get at square (□). Weirdly enough if I copy/paste this square to a text editor I get the ⏚ symbol again...

I now I can insert a symbol like this into the drawing but not into the table or a note.

 

It seems like the fonts in Creo does not support this standard unicode U+23AD symbol which is weird to me.

I am using Creo 4.0 M30


Hi,

1.]

I copied ⏚ character into Word 2010 document. It was displayed using MingLiU font.

2.]

I searched C:\Windows\Fonts directory and found mingliu.ttc file

3.]

mingliu.ttc file is not recognized by Creo, Creo knows TTF files, only

4.]

I converted mingliu.ttc file using https://transfonter.org/ttc-unpack website

I downloaded zip file containing 3 TTF files. See attached file.

5.]

I put PMingLiU-02.ttf into C:\PTC\Creo2_M070\Creo 2.0\Common Files\M070\text\fonts directory (Creo 2.0 M070 installation)

6.]

I launched Creo 2.0 M070, created a note containing ⏚ characters and assigned PMingLiU font to it. Now I can see ⏚ character.


Martin Hanák

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mholst
5-Regular Member
(To:MartinHanak)

So it seems the issue is simply that the standard fonts in Creo does not have the symbol.

This may solve similar issues for me in the future as I often have drawings with these squares comming from countries that use special alphabets e.g. Cyrillic.

Thanks

mholst
5-Regular Member
(To:MartinHanak)

Seems I was a little too quick to accept this as solution.
I have copied the font to the font directory and I can use the font in Creo. However on my drawing the symbol still shows up as a square...

In the Editor however it is show correct...

MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:mholst)


@mholst wrote:

Seems I was a little too quick to accept this as solution.
I have copied the font to the font directory and I can use the font in Creo. However on my drawing the symbol still shows up as a square...

In the Editor however it is show correct...


Hi,

what font is set on Text Style tab in Note properties dialog box ?


Martin Hanák
mholst
5-Regular Member
(To:MartinHanak)

It is set to MingLiU-ExtB

mholst
5-Regular Member
(To:MartinHanak)

Installed the font Quivira.ttf which have the U+23AD character for ⏚ and it worked with this font.

This means your answer was correct all along but for some reason the font chosen differs...

 

Thanks for the help.

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