Comment 2 for bug 1670027

Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report.

Unfortunately, as you've noted, pcb presently doesn't have the extended character sets. The block that you see is the default symbol used when pcb doesn't have a symbol for the character.

UTF-8 support is something we've been talking about adding, possibly at the same time that we incorporate the improved font branch. But the realization of that may be some time off.

While it's not a real solution, you can at least sort of work around the author problem by using the --fab-author switch on the command line. If you specify --fab-author Yourname without using any extended characters, then you at least don't get the blocks.