I’m using Blender 2.5 alpha 2 and kubuntu 10. I cannot get to insert accented letters such as “é” or “ã” on Blender as a 3D text. The keyboard input in Blender seems to work differently from the rest of my operational system. Maybe I should change that in the settings somewhere? I’ve searched for it, but couldn’t find it.
The only work-around I found so far was to copy the character to the clipboard, go to edit mode to edit the text. Paste won’t work from the OS clipboard in edit mode, but it does in the normal Blender ui. So I have insert any random word so the history tool shelf will display the “insert text”, then I paste the character on the input area and insert that text to the 3d character.
Is there any way to insert accented characters directly to 3d text in blender?
I’m not sure why that is. I just added a font the other day called ‘Chalk’ and it has lots of broken up parts just like chalk on a chalk board. When I use it in Blender it comes out exactly like the font.
Maybe the font set does not have these markings? Maybe they are computer generated and not referenced to the font set.
I’ve tried changing fonts, but my problem isn’t that the default fonts cannot display special characters. It does support all the characters I need, I simply cannot easily input them from my keyboard while in edit mode.
Another way to approach this is to create your text in illustrator or inkscape. Then export a SVG file from either program. Then import the SVG file and any special characters will be intact. Because it a curve, you will still be able to extrude and bevel it.
I’ve got the same problem. I need to type letters with central european accents like ěščřžů. I have the fonts that contains them, i can switch my keyboard layout from english to czech, but nothing works for me. these special accents are mapped on the “number” keys, so when i press them, i switch the layer, or if i have a numpad emulated, i change the view. There is also a way to type them like pressing accent key with shift and then the letter, but it also doesn’t work. Strangely i can type the éíáýú letters with accents normally. Any advice?
thanks for the reply. Anyway it didn’t work, blender ui didnt recognized the characters “ěščřž” was pasted like “e?s?c?r?z?”. But this seems to be a 2.49 problem, in 2.5 pasting into UI is correct, but i cannot paste inside the text object.
I don’t know much about programming/scripting, so i might did something wrong, but it didn’t work. It showed an error. Anyway even if the scrip did work, I wasn’t able to insert the accent characters into text editor in 2.49. I can sort of do it in 2.5 (its broken like “eˇsˇcˇrˇzˇ” but better than nothing), but as i know nothing about python i was only able to run this
. It seems to me i’ll have to model the accents manually.
:o Someday, someone will have to explain what “running a script” means and how it can be performed… I never know what, where and how it must be done… Of course everybody who speeks about “scripts” is talking about it just like everybody would master it… :eek: But for none coders, this is just esotheric. :yes:
Um guys - maybe I’m missing something here, but I’d rather try and help and look like a doofus than not do anything…
Anyway, with 3D text, when I want to put in special characters, like ash -> “Æ”
there’s a tab (usually underneath the “font” tab) labeled “Char”. It appears when you go into edit mode and if you hit the “D” (down) button,
you can find your special letters. Just click on them to insert.
As I said, maybe you already know this or it’s totally unrelated to what you’re trying to accomplish, but…