View Full Version : Japanese text support

08-24-2003, 08:11 AM
I have tried to get LW's text tool to type in Japanese, however even if i add a font that supports Japanese, it just comes out as ???'s

08-25-2003, 01:38 PM
Have you tried using the Edit Font List Panel?

08-25-2003, 01:48 PM
Ah! Got it!

Yes you can enter Japanese text.

Firstly make sure that your font is loaded through Modeler/ Options/ Edit Font List

Now that your font is loaded, bring up the Numeric Panel (press M). Now, go to the text tool and decide where you want your Japanese writing. ****Click inside the the TEXT field in the numeric panel, and write in Japanese there**** this is very important, it won't work otherwise. Write your Japanese inside the box labeled text and then select Apply.


08-25-2003, 04:39 PM
There is like a whole bunch of different system fonts that you can use for these things, different languages/characters...

Also interesting is to use Dingbats/symbol fonts with LW for quick detail... I've been playing with stuff from 1001fonts.com and there are some nice modelling effects you can achieve with some of these fonts.

08-25-2003, 08:23 PM
If you wanted to get really creative you could create your own fonts, to quickly generate templates for custom-built shapes.

08-25-2003, 09:09 PM
I just got a CD in a bargain bin at circut city that has 4000 fonts on it for $5. I haven't had a chance to load them up yet and try them out but you could look for something like that....

08-25-2003, 09:15 PM
yeah I have a massive collection of font, not all alpha-numerical, some experimental. Also some techno Japanese style fonts. Plus I have a copy of Fontographer so I can experiment with making my own. I'm sure there must some good applications for this idea.

08-26-2003, 07:50 AM
@ Riki, the techno Japanese Japanese fonts sound good. Where can I get them?

08-26-2003, 08:02 AM
Should be one of these, maybe just katakana charaters though


ah this is the one


Citrus Fruits is my favorite

08-26-2003, 08:05 AM
BTW on the japanese theme I made a webpage for my GF. I adapted the idea from another site, sorry can't remember what it was called??


08-26-2003, 12:47 PM
Those were some good links. Thanks Riki.

Cute girlfriend too!


08-28-2003, 11:50 AM
Hey, thanks for the advice but I still cant get it to work. I am entering text using the MS XP system (not the IME pad) and I have added fonts that work with WordPad, but to no avail as all i get is ???'s.

08-28-2003, 12:52 PM
How about typing it in illustrator and then outline the font and import eps file in modeler?

08-28-2003, 03:09 PM
I dont have Iluistrater, and i cant get it.

08-28-2003, 04:45 PM
Maybe a long shot but is there any way to use an eps from Photoshop?

08-28-2003, 09:42 PM

Not all Japanese fonts will load. I've got errors trying to load some of them. An example of one that works, and that you probably have is @MS 明朝 (In case the forum doesn't support Japanese characters, they were the kanji for bright and morning).

Also, to type in Japanese, you must have the numeric panel open and type your text into that. If you don't use the numeric panel nothing will come up.