The information about them is on half of the internet, but often (read ALWAYS) it is not clear.
Take this (nice BTW ) page for example:
Before adding more fonts to command prompts, there are few criteria that must be fulfilled:
- The font must be a fixed-pitch font.
- The font can’t be an italic font or have a negative A or C space.
- The font must be FF_MODERN for TrueType fonts.
- The font must be OEM_CHARSET for non TrueType font.
And this one:
The font must be a non-italic, fixed-pitch font, and it can’t have a negative A or C space. If it’s a True Type font, it must be FF_MODERN; if it isn’t a TrueType font, it must be OEM_CHARSET.
Evidently more or less copy/paste from:
And the questions are:
- is there a program that can go through a Fonts directory and point out these characteristics of the fonts?
- is there any FREEWARE program that can change the charactristics of, say, a fixed pitch font but NOT FF_MODERN to FF_MODERN or a "converter" kind of app?
- if yes, where is it?
Also, can please someone explain what the heck is a "negative A or C space"?
As a Side note:
Fonts that have these characteristics:
Vista or 7 or Power Point 2007 Viewer:
DejaVu Sans Mono
Droid Sans Mono
Edited by jaclaz, 15 February 2010 - 09:54 AM.