Codepage 437 fonts for X Windows

CP437 is the default MS-DOS codepage. It's the codepage I grew up on. It's the character set engrained in my memory. It has all the right glyphs in all the right places. It has a full complement of drawing characters. It's where the full block is 219.


Here are three CP437 fonts (6x8, 8x8 and 8x12) in PCF and BDF format that you can use in X Windows:

fonts.tar.bz2 (21.3KB)


Unpack the fonts somewhere like ~/.fonts/ then add that directory to your X font path using:

xset +fp ~/.fonts

(You really only need the .PCF fonts, I threw the .BDF ones in just in case anyone wanted to edit them and, like me, didn't have pcftobdf handy. There's some other stuff in there that you can use to convert fonts yourself.)


ANSI artwork taken from EPiC Art Pack #5:

8x12: Looking like a DOS-box.

8x8: Square blocks.

6x8: Tiny.

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