In addition to using Unicode characters for
entering special characters, you can also overscore text, underscore
text, or insert a special character by including control information
in the text string. Use a pair of percent signs to introduce each
You can use this control code with standard AutoCAD LT text
fonts and Adobe PostScript fonts.
List of Options
The following options
Draws character number nnn.
You can use these control codes with standard AutoCAD LT text
Toggles overscoring on and off.
Toggles underscoring on and off.
Draws degrees symbol (°).
Draws plus/minus tolerance symbol (±).
Draws circle diameter dimensioning symbol (ý).
Draws a single percent sign (%). This is valid
for the TEXT command only.
Overscoring and underscoring can be in effect
at the same time. Both turn off automatically at the end of the
You can use the %%nnn control
sequence to display special characters using the PostScript fonts.
A sample drawing (truetype.dwg) showing
the character map for each font is provided in the sample folder.
The Euro Symbol
You can use the euro symbol with SHX fonts and
their TrueType equivalent fonts shipped with AutoCAD 2000 and later
releases. If your keyboard does not contain a euro symbol, hold down
the Alt key and enter 0128 on the numeric keypad.