Unicode characters in Draftsight on Linux

apt install otf-freefont
  1. select FreeSans or FreeMono font after typing at Draftsight Command Line:

    mt
    
  2. Hold Ctrl Shift while typing Unicode character code

u00f1 for ñ (n with tilde)

u1ebc for Ẽ (E with tilde)

Discussion

While the ttf-linux-libertine package provides a great looking font that works in most Ubuntu programs, for Draftsight the font I’ve found that supports many special Unicode characters (e.g. with tildes over letters) is GNU Freefont otf-freefont

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