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Chinese - Simplified Mandarin - Text input
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* July 21, 2016, 04:59:03 AM
Hi Guys,

I am currently trying to get my head around Chinese. Want to input Chinese - Simplified Mandarin in some CAD drawings.

What is the best way to go about it with TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2016 please?

I also have Deluxe and Designer.

Thank you.


Ken Doyle


* July 21, 2016, 10:30:38 AM
Hi Guys,

Since writing I have discovered a couple of things.

a) Find the Simplified Mandarin symbol in yellowbridge.com

b) Finding the Unicode Character detail from

c) Then highlighting the symbol in the following table using the Unicode Character that I find from above.


then copying the character.

d) Writing something with Plain Text, not Multi Text. Then editing that and pasting in the Chinese Character.

This seems very stable.

Fortunately I have three people (plus others) who can check the finished result.

Thank you for considering the matter. Maybe the above information will be of benefit to others.


* July 21, 2016, 10:35:41 AM
One other thing I forgot. You do have to have Chinese Fonts installed on your computer.


* July 23, 2016, 03:45:55 AM
Hi Guys,

Just thought I would mention that I am now putting the Chinese Characters directly into the Text Properties Attirbute box. Just changed the input to Chinese Simplified in Windows. I type in the Pinyin and choose the right character that shows up. One click to change back to English mode.

I do copy and paste a character. Then edit it and type the new pinyin for the next input. Works extremely well in TurboCAD.

Finding Chinese an extremely interesting language to learn. Extremely interesting.


Ken Doyle


* July 24, 2016, 02:52:16 AM
This is an interesting article.


Have found since reading this that the computer already has a number of Chinese fonts installed.

I am changing to SimSun.

You may wonder what I am doing. I am NOT actually drawing Engineering Drawings. Instead working with a local language teacher. Helping her produce materials for students learning Chinese. In the process I am learning a lot along the way. Very interesting. Using CAD skills to produce the work for her. I do know a lot of people who speak, read and write Chinese. Some do not know English so maybe it will help in the future. Won't have to work with an interpretator.


* July 24, 2016, 12:17:06 PM
I am NOT actually drawing Engineering Drawings. Instead working with a local language teacher. Helping her produce materials for students learning Chinese.

I does should like you've got yourself an interesting job there, I'll admit that when reading your earlier posts I thought you were doing drawings for fabrication in China, as for learning Chinese, with my memory these days I struggle sometimes to remember TC's icons so not much chance learning 20,000 (simplified) Chinese symbols.

Good luck.