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Utility for BGI Toolkit Font Editor. Attempts to fix the Font file produced by the Font Editor Program FE so that it can be re-edited.
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Utility for BGI Toolkit Font Editor. Attempts to fix the Font file produced by the Font Editor Program FE so that it can be re-edited.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
MENDFONT.BAS 1466 635 deflated
MENDFONT.DOC 1489 776 deflated
MENDFONT.EXE 41022 30235 deflated

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MENDFONT 17 Feb 1991
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Originator: Name : Geoff Drayson. Baltimore Md.
Contact : Programmers Corner BBS. 301-995-1508 (Data)



This is a very crude program to "MEND" the BGI FONT file produced
by the BGI TOOLKIT "FONT EDITOR" FE.EXE

If a Font file (xxxx.chr) is loaded into the FONT EDITOR, and then saved
from the editor, the file format seems to be corrupted, and cannot be read
again by the editor.

This program "ATTEMPTS" to "MEND" the output file.

Useage: MENDFONT bad_font_file mended_font_file

WARNING: THERE IS LITTLE or NO ERROR CHECKING !!!!!



Comments:
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In writting this code, I do not have a specification for the BGI FONT file.

Although the "MENDED" file will now load back into the FONT Editor, it may
well still be not correct !!!


Ref: A GOOD BGI Font file:

(1) No attempt is made to process the 2 bytes at 60h and 61h
(2) Bytes at 00h & 01h should be "PK" (maybe) but the Editor does not object.

CONCLUSION:

ITS CRUDE .... but it works
FE.EXE has been around since 1989 and still seems to have
this bug !

IF THERE IS AN UPDATE TO "FE.EXE" :Please upload it to PROGRAMMERS CORNER BBS
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You have the QBASIC SOURCE... if you don't like it
CHANGE IT !!!

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