Font Reference
Information regarding creating and compiling of fonts for DataCAD.


Reference Materials

Font Tools

  • FontCreator
    TrueType font editor ( www.high-logic.com ).
  • MainType
    TrueType font manager ( www.high-logic.com ).
  • TypeTool
    TrueType font editor ( www.fontlab.com ).
  • Font Master
    Create your own CHR fonts for DataCAD from within DataCAD ( Cheap Tricks Ware ).
  • DataCAD Standard Font Chart
    Reference chart showing all of the standard DataCAD fonts and their properties, including extended characters.
    Courtesy of Gary Wheeler (Download PDF or AEC ).
  • CHR2SHP
    This command-line utility for decompiling DataCAD CHR fonts to SHP format was originally distributed by Tim Hamlett of ArcDraft America around 1994.
  • SHP2CHR
    This command-line utility for compiling SHP files to DataCAD CHR fonts is included with DataCAD in the \CHR or \Fonts folder.
  • SHP2SHX
    This command-line utility for compiling SHP files to AutoCAD SHX fonts was originally distributed by Tim Hamlett of ArcDraft America around 1994.
  • SHX2SHP
    This command-line utility for decompiling AutoCAD SHX fonts to SHP format is a public domain product of Schreiber Instruments Inc. Version 4.0 was published in 1995.

User-created font files.

Converted by Randy Jack.



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