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Property Manager - Expression Editor - Wrong Font

Anonymous
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When I am within the expression editor and I add an item it comes in with the wingding font!!!
Is there a way to change this?
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Daniel Kovacs
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Hello,

I hope that this issue has already been resolved but if not, then I think it might be because the "Arial Unicode MS" Font (it is a default font on windows, and used by a lot of code editors) is somehow missing from your computer, so it is replaced with the wrong font. If you search for it online, you should be able to download and install this font, which might solve the problem.

We also made an entry on our bug list to resolve this in future releases.

Regards,
Daniel Alexander Kovacs

Professional Services Consultant

GRAPHISOFT



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Anonymous
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Hi, we are having the same issue as the original post its a different font causing us issues (really hard to read) we want to change it so its user friendly.

Currently running windows 7 and Archicad 22

We have downloaded the "Arial Unicode MS Regular" and placed it in the fonts folder after reading this post but it did not change the font with in Archicad.

Has this issue been fixed yet or is it coming in the next patch?

Kind Regards
Paul

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Paulr wrote:
Currently running windows 7 and Archicad 22
Windows 7 could be the problem.
Archicad 22 was not tested on Windows 7 although it does seem to run OK.
However, maybe you have found a problem.

If you have downloaded the correct font (for Windows 7), make sure you have restarted your computer.

If that still doesn't work then I would consider upgrading Windows.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
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Anonymous
Not applicable
We ended up deleting the Font "Joehand2" that was causing the issue making it revert back to "Arial Unicode" hopefully we don't need "Joehand2" for other programs.

Kind Regards
PaulR

Anonymous
Not applicable
Hi! I read all the topic answers, but none of these solutions seems to work with me. I already installed Arial Unicode MS and deleted all script fonts in my fonts folder, but my expression editor still looks like this:



Does anyone know how to fix that? I couldn't find anything on the user guide page

Here is my system information:


I'm using archicad 24, but this problem happened to me when I was using 22 and 23 too.

Vanessa.

Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Dear Vanessa,

Thank you for the report and I am very sorry about the issue!

Unfortunately, if the above suggestions do not help, it is not possible to revert back to the default font now. It was an error with the editor when processing the characters. It is a rare issue, to fix this we will need a big project to revamp the editor. Hopefully, we will be able to fix it soon!

Once again, I am very sorry for the inconveniences. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

Barry Kelly
Moderator
vanessa-santos wrote:
I already installed Arial Unicode MS and deleted all script fonts in my fonts folder, but my expression editor still looks like this:

Have you re-started your machine?
I just had one of my guys install some new fonts today and Archicad would not recognise them even when re-starting Archicad.
It had to be a machine re-start.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
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Anonymous
Not applicable
Yes, i re-started the machine but it doesn't work I even tried to restore windows default fonts

Anonymous
Not applicable
mnguyen wrote:
Dear Vanessa,

Thank you for the report and I am very sorry about the issue!

Unfortunately, if the above suggestions do not help, it is not possible to revert back to the default font now. It was an error with the editor when processing the characters. It is a rare issue, to fix this we will need a big project to revamp the editor. Hopefully, we will be able to fix it soon!

Once again, I am very sorry for the inconveniences. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Best regards,
Minh

Ah, it's okay! Thank you for the reply, i'll be waiting for updates

Roger C
Booster
I'm having the same problem in both computer I have Archicad installed. This is very annoying, a real pain in the a$$. Both of them are using completely different fonts, and it happens to be that in one case the font used is showing missing characters for operators like < or >.

This has to be fixed ASAP. Properties are a key part of BIM production.
i7 3770K / MSI GS73VR 7RF i7 7700HQ

16 gb

GTX 3060 / GTX 1060

Windows 10

ArchiCAD 25 SPA

Anonymous
Not applicable
This is a serious problem. There is no way to reinstall the system.
I was trying to find this font in windows by appearance.
(The * symbol has 5 rays, the Q symbol has a tail from the bottom, etc.)
Selected only 2 fonts.
But they all support the Cyrillic alphabet.
And it doesn't look like the editor is using an embedded font, because each type of font in the editor is different.
The problem appeared after installing MS SQL Server 2019

As a temporary solution - select text and copy using Ctrl + Insert, edit in notepad, then paste back using Shift + Insert.
Or You can use Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V.

This is how it looks in notepad:

IF ( {Property:Эвакуационный выход - Emergency exit/Emergency exit - Эвакуационный выход}; "EE"; "Не является путём эвакуации" )

Roger C
Booster
For god's sake. Archicad 25 didn't fix this issue. It's very annoying, very painful and makes working with the expression editor a f****** disgrace.

This should be on the top of the list to fix by Graphisoft
i7 3770K / MSI GS73VR 7RF i7 7700HQ

16 gb

GTX 3060 / GTX 1060

Windows 10

ArchiCAD 25 SPA

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