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How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

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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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Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?


@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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Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

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.

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

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.

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?


@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

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

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

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

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...

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?


@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

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

It is set to MingLiU-ExtB

Re: How to write ⏚ in a table or note?

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.