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Author Topic: Arc text script and engraving fonts  (Read 1042 times)
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« on: May 23, 2012, 03:42:27 am »

I downloaded the Arc text plug-in and it works great!  Thank you!!!

Tonight I tried to use the single line engraving fonts found here:
http://www.mrrace.com/CamBam_Fonts/
and was presented with an error in saying that they are not true type fonts?

Any ideas on how to make that work?


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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 17:52:55 pm »

Interesting, they are indeed true type fonts that are written over themselves, making a single line when used with the engraving MOP.  If you do get an error when you compile the GCode, ignore it and go on.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 00:49:52 am »

Restarted the computer and they were indeed recognized and would display but...

The double lines on some letters do not line up when curved. Take a capital K and
try it.  The K turns into 2 K's on top of each other. The O seemed to work fine?

I know nothing of fonts but maybe the starting line locations are a bit different
or something?




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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 16:57:49 pm »

There is a tiny (can't remember how much at this moment) distance between the contours of the letters which are almost overlapping. TT fonts need to be closed contours to form a region which is filled with colour. On screen they are barely visible because of this.
I am using CorelDraw to make texts for engraving and there I set no fill but set the outline the width of the tool so I get a visual representation of the actual text when engraved.
One thing I've noticed is that if you use both fill and outline in CorelDraw, the exported DXF contains a double set of the text imposed over one another - something to do with the export filter.
Also better convert everything exported to curves before exporting.
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