How to export V8 compatible font files (.rsc)?
We have a V7 mdl application known as fontexpt.ma, but we cant use this to export V8 compatible .rsc files.
Can you please provide some solution to it?
Vikrant S N
Until the new utilities that Jeff refers to are available, you should log a Service Ticket with our Support team.
Note that this is only for the V8 version of that utility.
That's what the support team said lol :
This Font Utility was orginally design in the earlier versions of Microstation V8i. It is not guartanteed to operate correctly in newer versions of Microstation V8i.
I am unsure what the support team said but currently there are no open issues logged against this utility so it should work correctly in any v8i release that it is delivered with. Please let us know if you have found any issues.
The Font Utilities MDL works just fine with any v8i release. The buttons are no longer there because we do not support importing and exporting fonts to and from formats.True Type (and SHX) fonts are often copyrighted so we can not allow them to be imported into RSC. Also there are several differences between TT, SHX, and RSC fonts which does not produce a loss-less conversion.
He is unwilling to provide you fontexprt.ma because we do not have a version of fontexpt.ma that runs on v8i. We have no plans to move this utility forward as it has been replaced with the Font Utilities MDL.
Best practice is to use the fonts in the original formats. Is there a reason why this does not work for you?