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To see a sample of one font on a Datadisk terminal, R DDFONT and give it
the name of the font (e.g. "NGR30"). Say HELP DDFONT for more info.
To print a sample of a particular font on the XGP, say
R FCOPY;<file name>/INFO/SAMPLE. Say HELP FCOPY to learn more of its
To examine or edit characters in an existing font, use EDFONT, described
To edit the characters of a font using E, use FMUNGE, described
To create a new font use TVFONT, described in TVFONT.BGB[UP,DOC], or
PIX, described briefly via HELP PIX.
To scale the size of a font use FSCALE, described in FSCALE.DON[UP,DOC].
To combine selected characters from two fonts, use COMBIN (say "HELP
COMBIN" for description).
To compile a font, RUN UFC[XGP,SYS]. UFC.REG[UP,DOC] explains what
compiling a font means, and why it's good for you.
To poke at all sorts of mystic parameters in a font file (not recommended
unless you know what you're doing!), R FONT. No documentation. One
warning in particular: Using FONT to find out the height or width of
a few characters (using the "modify chars" option) will cause the
file's last-written date to change, obsoleting the CFT (compiled font)
file for that font. Make a copy of the file and look at that instead.
To learn about the format of font files, see FORMAT.DOC[XGP,SYS].
Some of the above programs append the ".FNT[XGP,SYS]" if you leave it
out, but all of them (I think) will accept the complete file name if
you type it all.