View Full Version : Extruding foreign text characters?

01 January 2011, 09:23 PM
What's the secret to extruding foreign text characters like--> ทั่วโลก?
So far I'm getting sporadic results with XSI leaving out characters. Is this a Windows font thing or something? I'm on Win7 X64 Home Premium.

01 January 2011, 12:07 AM
Theoretically it should work if you have the correct fonts and Windows language packs installed. I just pasted the characters from your post above and it worked with no problem -- is that an actual example of something that didn't work for you? I'm on WinXP 32 though.

01 January 2011, 04:24 AM
Some fonts/packs are busted and will have either odd configurations or take shortcuts for some special characters.

Had issues ages ago with some characters when we were working on a commercial for the Middle East (it doesn't help not one of us had any knowledge of Arabic). It was solved by changing font back then.

Have you tried that?

01 January 2011, 03:32 PM
Have you tried converting the text to wireframe in Illustrator (or similar) and then importing with File / Import EPS?


01 January 2011, 09:58 PM
I have no clue what is the problem you are running into (it seems to work here fine with theArial Unicode MS), but try choosing a font of a larger point size to give some more detail to the splines if you run into weird intersections

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