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can progecad supply the font Gill Sans?

To conform to a client's requirements, I need to be able to label the title block in my drawing with the font Gill Sands. I don't have this font as an option. Can you supply?
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by scott.ridder / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (2 points)

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progeCAD supports two different types of fonts. The original, or shape fonts, defined as a compiled shape file with the extension .shx, has been around since they put the first piece of text in a drawing, on Octover 3rd, 1982, in Stuttgart, Germany. Actually I have no idea when the first piece of text was put into an AutoCAD drawing but it has been a long time which has also allowed a lot of fonts to be implemented by users around the world. I would wager someone, somewhere has a gills sans font, and, I'd bet you might be able to locate it on the WWW. The other kind of font didn't debut until after the Windows OS debut. TTF, or true type fonts, were invented as an answer to adobe's dominance in the type market. Their adobe fonts along with the pagemaker digital publishing software led the world for many years at the dawn of computing, and rather than Microsoft contribute to the dominance of that single player controlling the digital publishing market (we all know how much Microsoft abhors monopolies), they put their money where their competition was, they invented the truetype fonts and integrated those into their OS. I would wager that there are way more truetype font's available to users that the .shx fonts even though the shx font has been around longer. It should be simple to find a gill sans font... I didn't even have to leave my office, it was here on my computer without so much as an install. There are some caveats to using a ttf font. hidden codes which do various small things that many users rely on are not always available through TTF, and fonts are funny actors, some fonts will half the size of those from another vender as well as other inconsistencies. I suppose what I am trying to take the long way around saying us that I do not believe that gills sans is a native progeCAD font (that is to say I don't think progeCAD comes out of the box with it). However, that's why Al Gore invented the Internet, to allow progeCAD users to get fonts that they would otherwise be left wanting. God luck!!
answered 4 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)

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