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Re: Stroke font [2 Attachments]
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:29:10 -0000
--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Manveru <manveru@...> wrote:
> 2009/12/21 Vladimir Uryvaev <vovanius@...>:
> > I have draft version (full ASCII set and some accented letters) of stroke font
> > as eeschema lib and simlple AWK script to
> > convert it to current internal (Hershey) format. Currently font metric is
> > exactly the same as Hersheys, but is subject to small changes.
> > Comparison between Hersheys and draft in attached SVG. Here also converted .h
> > file which
> > can be easily inserted to project if you like to test it.
> Fonts on lower lines are close to that technical type I've learnt on
> my technical drawing course.
> I have two questions in the area of fonts in KiCad:
> 1. How hard would be adding polish accented characters? (Unicode
> 0x104-0x106, 0x118, 0x119, 0x141-0x144, 0xd3, 0xf3, 0x15a, 0x15b,
> 0x179-0x17c) Do you have any tool to design that?
Most of letters with accents are created using single line of code by composing of letter and accent glyph. =) All glyphs drawn as EESchema symbols and converted using simple script. So there's no problem in designing any glyph (including chinese/japan hieroglyphs)
And most of above listed characters I've already done.
> 2. Is there any escape sequence for ~ character? I would like to type
> ~230V, but I get underscored 230V - in PADS as far as I remember the
> underscore character was \ (backslash).
As I seen in source, ~ (tilde) symbol is used to toggle overlining (like inPCAD), but no escape for typing ~. I think it is easy add ~~ sequence to type a tilde.
But I think using of ∿ (U+223F, Sine wave) will be better.