Windows and the Line Drawing character set
The Windows version uses line drawing graphics characters to draw boxplots and similar
semi-graphic displays. This implies currently a number of limitations, that sometimes
produce unwanted results.
This character set is only supported by a few fonts that are normally available under
Windows, namely Terminal and if there MS Line Draw. If you select a different font you
will see strange things appear on the screen. The same might happen if you import the
EDA output to a wordprocessor or other software, that is not (old fashionned) DOS based.
There are several solutions to this:
- Sticking to the Terminal font in all applications.
- Telling EDA not to use the line drawing characters. For the current session
you can issue a SET GRAPH STANDARD command, that will revert to characters
that all fonts can display or change the profile if you want to do this on
a permanent basis.
- [Version 2.44 only] Export output using the Save as Html or Save as RTF
menu items (File menu). This will produce files that contain the Unicode
equivalent of these characters that will display correctly in most fonts, if your
applications are Unicode enabled, which is the case with many modern text
oriented applications, especially Microsoft Office applications and modern