Cannot open AICODESET file

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

Starting ArcPlot or ArcEdit generates the following error message:"Cannot open AICODESET file d:\arcgis\arcexe82\locale\c\codeset
Unable to initialize Intellifont.
Only IGL fonts are available."


Uninstalling ArcSDE for Coverages version 8.2 removes the CODESET file from the directory arcgis\arcexe82\locale\c.

Solution or Workaround

Access the zip archive in Related Information and extract the enclosed CODESET file to:


The Intellifonts supplied with ArcInfo will then be available to ArcPlot and ArcEdit.

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