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In a Autocad 2010 installation, the standard font used is RomanS.

That font is so limited on characters, so when I use "text" command I cannot add "³" on text of cubic meters measures (a "?" is displayed instead of the "³" character - see isolated text on figure below and Font characters > Latin Supplement range).

When I use a dimension command, like multileader, Autocad "corrects" that issue using another font that support that missing character, resulting on an awful mixture (see text on multileader below - on multileader text properties, we can see 3m{\fArial|b0|i0|c0|p34;³}).

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I can easily change that font with another, like Verdana, Times New Roman... that have more characters than RomanS font, but I would like to use an alternative font more like RomanS in appearance.

Any help?

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You can search for a font of your preference at the Google Web Fonts.

It contains hundreds of free, open-source fonts, available in TTF format.

After some searching, I've found this one:

Open Sans Condensed by Steve Matteson, that is very close to the "RomanS Regular" and supports the required chars.

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Wait a minute, Google Web Fonts isn't more for... web fonts? If you just want fonts, you can try dafont. –  Camilo Martin Jul 2 '12 at 13:34
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More, but not limited to... :) –  Zuul Jul 2 '12 at 13:35
    
But it's certainly more limited, since many fonts aren't distributed as web fonts :P –  Camilo Martin Jul 2 '12 at 13:36
    
Hey, its just a suggestion, I've even searched for a font close to the "RomanS Regular"! :) (just trying to provide some help) –  Zuul Jul 2 '12 at 13:38
    
@Zuul, the RomanS Autocad uses is already RomanS Regular (see my link) –  kokbira Jul 2 '12 at 13:54
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Have you considered the Ubuntu font? It's stupidly legible and has all the characters you need.

It also has several weights (Light, Regular, Medium and Bold), plus italic versions of all them, also a Condensed variant and even a Monospace one. Maybe you'd like the light one:

                                Ubuntu Light

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