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Is there a way to take a ttf font and convert it to an shx usable font. I have to find Kuenstler 480 BT Roman font and be able to use in autocad for
a sign we are cutting.
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Chris a ιcrit :

Yes, there is a way to do it, but only using Microstation. I used to do it for many many fonts, but sorry, french fonts ... It was designed to be used with a lisp routine to switch beetween shx to true type. when you use TruuType font under ustation, you convertconverted them in the internal font format. when you export the DGN file to dwg, you can specify that yout want to export font too. thne ustation wil create shx fonts, with the same metrics thant true-type, but of course, not filled.
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Depending on the version you are using, AutoCAD has a Bonus Tool/Express Tool called Text Explode. This essentially does a WMFOUT of the text and then a WMFIN, so if you don't have the tool you can do it manually.
Once in, this is a block so explode it and then you might have to do some fiddling to trace the outline from the solids that will be imported.
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You may have a look at the bonus tool TXTEXP in txtexp.lsp. It can explode any (TrueType) text to individual line segments. It does not create a font definition but it may help you.
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snipped-for-privacy@myemail.com (Chris) wrote:

Would converting the ttf to a dxf help?
TTFtoDXF will do that. A search will find it.
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snipped-for-privacy@myemail.com (Chris) wrote:

I have tried using Bonus Tools in R14 to explode the text. You need to delete all the extraneous lines that are created inside the text outline, but it does seem to produce a reasonable outline of the characters, with all the line ends touching, so you can convert them to continuous polylines if you wish.
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Well I thank everyone for the response. I ended up finding a comparable font in a program we use called Letterease.
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