I had a user open a dwg in Microstation, then do a Save As to dgn. When I open the file, there are certain linestyles that are not being displayed correctly (small dashes with a "?" symbol). This happens only in my office. It displays fine on the original user's computer\office. The linestyles that don't show are from a client's .rsc file. We both have the same Workspace\settings including MS_SYMBRSRC.
After looking at various scenarios, it seems that the linestyles get written to the dgn during the Save As and that my computer is not reading it correctly from the dgn. In a new file I can draw these linestyles, I can reference>Merge the dwg and display the linestyle correctly. I can open other dgn files and display these linestyles correctly.
I am not sure where to look anymore. Any direction on where to look\check next?
I Hope This Helps Someone Reading This! (Intergraph>PseudoStation>MicroStation user since 1980's)
Since you mention that the line styles are written to your dgn but you have the .rsc file(s) as well, the line style definition(s) in your dgn will 'overrule' the one(s) with the same name in your .rsc file(s)
Does it help if you Export the line styles from your dgn to a (new).rsc file that is not in the paths defined by MS_SYMBRSRC?- Open the .dgn - Select Element>Line Styles>EditYou may need to reopen the dgn file, after you have exported the styles.
Should that not help:Does that "?" represent a text character, a text or one or more non-Western characters?
Do you get any warning or error messages in the MicroStation Message Center, like missing a specific font or otherwise?
I just wonder if a specific font has not been specified in your MicroStation configuration.
These articles may give you a hint in which direction to search:https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/w/microstation__wiki/8817.fonts-in-microstation