[GRASS5] dxf imports

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Tue Dec 18 13:48:04 EST 2001

Michel Wurtz wrote:

> > The most well-developed GNU-licensed DXF import library I've found (DIME)
> > apparently doesn't import text entities.  Currently I use a fairly simple
> > program to extract text entities from a dxf file and store them in a paint
> > labels file.  This process works very well if the paint labels are then
> > used in ps.map.  It doesn't work well on the GRASS display; because
> > paint.labels doesn't understand text rotation, transparent backgrounds
> > and a number of other text features.
> I think Grass lacks a "d.text" function, and probably a better support
> for fonts. the best would be a support for TrueType fonts, usable on
> both Unix and Windows.

Are there many (any?) free TrueType fonts available?

The existing font mechanism may be primitive, but it does provide a
high degree of portability. No additional fonts are required, and it
can be made to work on any device which can draw lines.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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