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Y14.5 Font Set
Y14.5 Font Set
These fonts are used for mechanical engineering with regards to the ASME Y14.5 standard. There are three font sets available:

Y14.5-2009.exe: Main file to establish Y14.5 Font Set.

Y14.5-2009.ttf: Is the new update to the 2009 version of the ASME Y14.5 specification. This font is capable of composite feature control frames and includes the welding symbols. This is a unicode font so some of the characters may not work in older non-unicode programs.

Y14.5.ttf: Creates ASME Y14.5M GD&T feature control frames

WeldSymbols.ttf: Has the unicode weld symbols from the Y14.5-2009 moved to the non-unicode characters.

These fonts were created for public use by Peter Kanold. It is recommended to check out his page in order to look for any updates regarding the font sets.


Peter has updated the Y14.5-2009.exe main file (September 2014) to include corrected weld symbols not copying correctly, color options, as well as added a a no-arrows option to the weld symbols and a transparent background option to the Colors menu.

How to install fonts

Windows 7:

1. Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.

2. Click File, and then click Install New Font.
(If you don’t see the File menu, press ALT.)

3. Locate the font (.tff file) that you want to add, and then click Install.


Open "Font Book" under Applications and drag and drop the .ttf file into Font Book.

Updated Files: September 2014

Y14.5M - 1994 Font Set (TFF File) (15KB)
Y14.5-2009 Font Set (TFF File) (40KB)
Y14.5 Weld Symbols Font Set (TFF File) (24KB)
Y14.5-2009 Main EXE File (Sep 2014) (1428KB)
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