Rendering SHX Fonts

The SHX font format is not documented nor supported by many libraries/packages like Matplotlib and Qt, therefore only SHX fonts which have corresponding TTF-fonts can be rendered by these backends. The mapping from/to SHX/TTF fonts is hard coded in the source code file:

Since ezdxf v1.1 is the rendering of SHX fonts supported if the path to these fonts is added to the support_dirs in the Config Files.

Rebuild Font Manager Cache

If you wanna use new installed fonts which are not included in the current cache file of ezdxf you have to rebuild the cache file:

import ezdxf
from ezdxf.fonts import fonts


or call the ezdxf launcher to do that:

ezdxf --fonts