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Re: question on PCB Text


On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 01:32:34PM -0800, Cirilo Bernardo wrote:
> I have some questions on PCB text - how is this formed on the copper layers and on the silk layers? Is an internal font used or can any arbitrary font be used?  If it's an internal font, where can I find the specifications?

The internal font is hershey-based and coded in the executables, so
you'll need the sources to obtain it. The hershey vectors are generated
from a special eeschema library using some scripts (I don't know the

If you just want to use the same vector font look in common/drawtxt.c,
it's not actually very difficult (it's a simple moveto/lineto sequence
of commands)

Have fun,

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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