[SOLVED]Numbers display as weird symbols

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openBrain
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby openBrain » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:53 pm

Could you please provide return value of following line when entered in Python console ?

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Gui.getMainWindow().font()
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:36 am

openBrain wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Could you please provide return value of following line when entered in Python console ?

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Gui.getMainWindow().font()
Sorry, I missed your post.
Here it is:
>>> Gui.getMainWindow().font()
<PySide2.QtGui.QFont( "MS Shell Dlg 2,8.25,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0" ) at 0x000002CEC7624388>

I used the Windows Registry Editor to check what font MS Shell Dlg 2 refers to: Tahoma, which looks OK to me.
To make sure, I tried to use Tahoma in Wordpad, and it displays numbers correctly.

By the way, I tried to uninstall FreeCAD, switch my Windows language from French to English, then re-install FreeCAD, to no avail.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:44 am

daboga wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Perhaps testing with the latest 0.19_pre version ?
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:44 am
daboga wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Perhaps testing with the latest 0.19_pre version ?
I just tried: same result.

OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.20310 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 2cac4898d7d62276fbbaaef5b4cecb9bfdd29a33
Python version: 3.8.2
Qt version: 5.12.5
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.4.0
Locale: French/Belgium (fr_BE)
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby UR_ » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:47 pm

Just a guess.
Please post screenshot from windows 10 registry editor.

Key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

Should looks like e.g.

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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:12 pm

UR_ wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Just a guess.
Please post screenshot from windows 10 registry editor.

Key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

Should looks like e.g.


Screenshot 001.png
I had the same idea and I got the same result (see my previous post that I just completed)
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby PrzemoF » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:42 pm

[I'm not w windows person] Can you change tahoma to something else? Does it change the font?
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:50 pm

PrzemoF wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:42 pm
[I'm not w windows person] Can you change tahoma to something else? Does it change the font?
Well, I'm a bit hesitant to do that as it could affect the behaviour of Windows itself.
I'd rather try and change the font used by FreeCAD, if someone could tell me how to do that.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby kisolre » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:18 pm

daboga wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:50 pm
it could affect the behaviour of Windows itself.
Editing windows registry is not a taboo... You can always change it back. And this is just a font. Worst thing that could happen is you see some weird symbols somewhere else.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:20 am

kisolre wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:18 pm
Editing windows registry is not a taboo...
Still don't like it but I have to agree, so I did it: replaced Tahoma by MS Sans Serif in regedit, restarted my computer, tried again... same result:
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