I want to create a drawing with some stencil font text. When I use the MText function the pop up box allows me to select the font, but the options do not include the font I want, in fact the list of available fonts is completely different to the fonts installed on my machine and available in other packages. Does LibreCAD use it's own set of fonts? Is there some way to install the font I want?
Running version 2.1.2 in Linux Mint 19
Yes, LibreCAD uses it's own fonts, in .lff format. You can't use system fonts.
There is a tool, ttf2lff.exe for the windows version, where you can convert a ttf to an lff, but it depicts the outline of a letter without filling, no real sticky font, as basic in CAD. I don't know if it's available in the linux version.
there was same question on Zulip a couple of days ago.
In my reply I asked for a stencil font I can convert and add to LibreCAD, but got no response.
So the font should be under a free licence, e.g. creative commons or something like that.
Then I can try to convert and add it to our font library.
But not all fonts are convertible, it must be an outline font iirc.
testing around with the explode tool, for your dxf2gcode issue, I found a little weakness you may stumble on. The tool bar button and menu icon are not released after explode tool has finished.
Explode tool active:
Generally there are two ways to use the tool.
1. Select the text first and then the Explode tool. With tool selection the text is exploded immediately.
2. Select the Explode tool first, with no selection at all, then the command line states that you should select to explode.
Select one or more entities and hit ENTER to finish selection.
Then all the selected entities are exploded.