OK, so I want to paste some text into Blender. Sounds simple enough, right?
Well actually it’s frustrating me to no end.
Firstly, Blender has it’s own clipboard that doesn’t talk to my computer’s clipboard. I wouldn’t mind retyping if it were just a couple of words, but I want to input special characters - specifically the signs of the zodiac. The characters are included in many common fonts such as Arial. But since I know of no way to type these they must be copied and pasted into Blender.
I finally found a way around the separate clipboard issue. I made a .txt file with the characters I needed and saved it to my hard drive. Then in Blender I pulled up the Text Editor view and chose Text > Open. The characters showed up. Yay!
Then I copied the characters within Blender and attempted to paste them in as 3D text. All I got was four “missing character” boxes. That is so lame.
Does anybody know a workaround for this? :ba: