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Variable Font Sizes

The system menu contains the Attributes... option, as below :-

WinOne® System Menu

When selected will display the Attributes window containing the Font tab, as below :-

Font Tab

The Font tab displays a list of font sizes, font types, bold attribute, a window preview, showing the WinOne® window size with respect to the desktop, and a sample of the selected font size.

There are 3 font types, that are supplied with Windows :-

    1. Courier New
    2. Lucida Console (Windows NT 3.51 or higher)
    3. Terminal
Both Courier New and Lucida Console are TrueType fonts. TrueType font sizes are specified using point sizes, where one point represents 1/72 of an inch in height :-

Point sizes

TrueType fonts do not include the full ASCII graphics character set and when used with commands such as BOX then the results will be less then desirable.

Terminal fonts are commonly referred to as Raster fonts. Raster fonts are not scaleable, unlike TrueType fonts, but Raster fonts do include the full ASCII graphics character set. There are 10 standard Terminal font sizes that are supplied with Windows :-

    4 x 6
    5 x 12
    6 x 8
    7 x 12
    8 x 8
    8 x 12
    10 x 18
    12 x 16
    16 x 8
    16 x 12
Simply use the mouse to select the font in the Font list box and the desired font size in the Size list box and press the OK button.

Additional Fonts

WinOne® allows a maximum of 8 additional fonts to be added to the above lists of fonts. Only fonts that are for Windows DOS applications (ie. Terminal font types) can be added. Press the Font button to display the Additional Fonts window, as below :-

Additional fonts Dialog

To add a new font to the list, simply press the Add button to display the Font Select window, where an individual font file may be located. Continue and repeat this process until all the desired font files appear in the list and then press the OK button to accept the new fonts. Exit and restart WinOne® so that the changes can take effect. Similarly, to remove a font from the list, simply select the desired font file in the list and press the Remove button.

The first picture shows two additional font sizes (ie. 9 x 13 and 9 x 14).

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