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Re: gEDA-user: Broken TO92 footprint

> The discussion about "reinventing the wheel" reminded me:
> The TO92 footprint included with PCB does not work with the schematic importer therein.  Try to reference it and the importer complains about missing pins, because it uses numbered pins instead of the B-C-E lettering used in gschem's transistor symbols.   Copy and edit the footprint to use those letters and the importer complains about pin numbers ending in letters.
> I guess it's because the existing footprint uses an older file format, so I've created a direct replacement, attached here.
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> Vanessa Ezekowitz <vanessaezekowitz@xxxxxxxxx>

TO-92 transistors use at least four pinouts. The footprint name shall indicate this if it has E, B, C instead of pin numbers. I think that plain TO92 footprint should have numbered pins for use for MC78Lxx, MC79Lxx regulators, LM35 temperature sensors, etc.

Wojciech Kazubski

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