[SOLVED]Numbers display as weird symbols

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daboga
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[SOLVED]Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am

Hi.

I just downloaded and started to use FreeCAD for the first time.
I have an issue with all number: they do not show up as figures but as meaningless symbols.
The numbers I enter (dimensions, angles...) are well taken into account though.

I attach two screen captures as examples, but this applies to all places where variable numbers are displayed (e.g. also in Preferences).

Version details:

OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: 980bf9060e28555fecd9e3462f68ca74007b70f8
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: French/Belgium (fr_BE)
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rightBottomCorner.png
Bottom right corner of the main window
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dimensions.png
Dimensions of an object
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Last edited by daboga on Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby PrzemoF » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:35 am

Welcome to the forum!

Can you try to change language in FreeCAD preferences and check if it makes any difference?
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby kisolre » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:36 am

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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby PrzemoF » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:52 am

Yes, we need hindu-arabic numbers, but itt looks like a dingbat font to me.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby kisolre » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:58 am

PrzemoF wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:52 am
but itt looks like a dingbat font to me.
It is not Diingbat font. The numbers in the screenshot are proper arabic numerals. Why are they showed as such I have no idea.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby chrisb » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:53 pm

Where did you install FreeCAD? Do you have fancy characters in your user name? Can you check your system settings for displaying numbers. It is important that the decimal separator and the thousands separator are different.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm

PrzemoF wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:35 am
Welcome to the forum!

Can you try to change language in FreeCAD preferences and check if it makes any difference?
Yes, I tried French, German, Italian, Spanish - no effect
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:17 pm

chrisb wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Where did you install FreeCAD? Do you have fancy characters in your user name? Can you check your system settings for displaying numbers. It is important that the decimal separator and the thousands separator are different.
I installed FreeCAD from the main site, as far as I know.
Decimal separator is dot (.), thousands separator is white space ( )

I just tried to change the thousands separator to comma (,): no change.

Additional information: in the bottom left corner, the mouse position is correctly displayed (see attachment); it's the only place where it is, as far as I can see.
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby chrisb » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:34 pm

daboga wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I installed FreeCAD from the main site, as far as I know.
I did not mean from where, where is it on your computer (complete path, probably starting with C:\ )

Decimal separator is dot (.), thousands separator is white space ( )
Please try setting the thousands separator to comma (,) .
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Re: Numbers display as weird symbols

Postby daboga » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:41 pm

chrisb wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:34 pm
daboga wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I installed FreeCAD from the main site, as far as I know.
I did not mean from where, where is it on your computer (complete path, probably starting with C:\ )

Decimal separator is dot (.), thousands separator is white space ( )
Please try setting the thousands separator to comma (,) .
C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.18

I already tried the comma (see above): no effect.

There are no special characters in my user name.