Hawwy wrote on 2021-07-18, 02:10:
I use the "Terminal" font from wfw3.11's Telnet client and the default terminal app. Also consider swiching from UTF8 to ISO-8859-1 in Linux. Hope this helps.
Hi, good choice! 😀
If you like, you can also try "MS LineDraw".
That's a TrueType Font that simulates Codepage 437 (CP437).
CP437 was the default font displayed on IBM PCs.
It was intended for English language and based off some Wang typewriter.
CP437 was harcoded into the PC's BIOS and also stored on Hercules Graphics cards and clones
(they have an EPROM socket in order to use other codepages).
CP437 was common until ~DOS 3.x, when user selectable fonts became mainstream.
Hence, many programs from '87 and before, lile Norton Commander 1.x, assume that CP437 is used.
Text files for the DOS/PC platform, which are containing
special characters for ASCII art, were also made with CP437 in mind.
If "MODE CON" and other lines in the config files config.sys/autoexec.bat of DOS are disabled, modern DOS will fall back to the system's font, CP437 in most cases.
So using CP437 is worth a try.
It's also, more or less, a super set of plain 7-Bit ASCII.
Using it for a terminal program might be not the worst idea.
PS: I really recommend checking out Terminal 2.x, too.
It's very bare bone, which kind of contributes to its charme.
It will exactly do what is supposed to. Nothing more.
I haven't tried, but maybe it will still run on Windows 10 x86.
If not, maybe WineVDM/OTVDM can make it and other classic Win16 terminals run on Windows 1x x64.
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