QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System Windows 10
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.23.0
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Larry Buller - 23.08.2019
Last edited by Andrew - 10.12.2019

FS#1936 - ver 3.23 not saving font information

The attached file is not saving font preference.
All fonts on the online layer are reported as the standard font. If I highlight one or all of the text entities and change the font to something like Yu gothic light, the property page reports yu gothic light and the screen reflects the changed font.
If I save, close and reload, the fonts for all text is again “standard”.

So then I try to enter new text via the “A” draw text command icon. I select “Broadway.ttf” as the main font in the text entry dialog.
One word “Broadway” is entered as the text. it appears on the upper left of the screen as expected and the font name is Broadway in the property editor. If I look at the dxf file source there is a whole bunch of text styles.
I save and close the file, and then open it again. Now the word Broadway has changed to font name “standard” in the property editor and is very definitely not the Broadway.ttf font.

I am not the originator of the file, I am just trying to change the font. If I start a new file and enter new text the font saves just fine, so I am thinking it is a setting somewhere, but I am unable to find it.

We (me and my customers) use these files for engraving so exact font is critical.

Closed by  Andrew
10.12.2019 13:15
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  

Format version limitation

Andrew commented on 23.08.2019 21:20

The file uses the DXF format R12. This is an older version of the DXF format with various limitations. One of these limitations seems to cause this problem (no extended data in DXF).

To work around this issue, please:
1. Load the file
2. Change the texts as desired
3. File > Save As
4. Change format to at least DXF R14 or higher to allow for extended DXF data for TTF font names to be saved


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