VC fonts

where does VC store its fonts?  When you go to tools - options.  When the dialog comes up click on the format tab.  Select a font.  Where are those fonts stored and what type are they so that I can add my own to the list.
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simongodAsked:
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cdesignerCommented:
vc look you windows fonts

windows/fonts
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simongodAuthor Commented:
i am using winnt and vc6.0 does that still make any difference?  What type of fonts does VC use?  It think that makes a difference.
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cdesignerCommented:
go to control panel
select fonts.
select from File menu - install new font

after restart VC

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simongodAuthor Commented:
what type of font does VC use.  I dont think that it uses "True Type Fonts"
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cdesignerCommented:
yes
True type

but can use and raster fonts ( *.fon )
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simongodAuthor Commented:
well it doesnt show all my availalbe fonts that are listed in my fonts folder under the winnt directory why is that?  I only have about 10 available AND some of the ones that are listed are not even in my fonts folder (terminal font).  Where are they at!?
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cdesignerCommented:
don't look to names in Explorer, font's have different name's. look in dos. (terminal font have name like dosapp.fon (in my w98))
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simongodAuthor Commented:
i used the find utitlity to find that file and nothing comes up.  Is it hidden?  I dont think that it is.  I ran a search of the following

dosapp.*
*.fon
dosapp.fon

nothing came up for these three

I am using windows NT workstation
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cdesignerCommented:
what you need?
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simongodAuthor Commented:
What I really want to know is where the terminal font is stored on my computer.  I can't seem to find it.  If its name is dosapp.fon then I cannot find it.  I do have that font on my system but I cannot find it.  where is it?
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simongodAuthor Commented:
here are all the fonts that VC sees

Andale Mono
Courier
Courier New
Fixedsys
ISOCT
ISOCT2
ISOCT3
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Type
Monspac821 BT
Terminal

What is the difference with these fonts with all the rest of the fonts installed on my system?  Why cant VC see the rest of my installed fonts and only these?
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cdesignerCommented:
font in VC where?
in options VC
or options Dialog editor?
for what you want to use font?

VC can't see fonts if these fonts not good?
you have english system?
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ZoppoCommented:
Hi simongod,

I think the fonts you can select are all proportionally-spaced fonts (all characters have the same width).

The font file for the terminate-font is vgaoem.fon ...

You can see MSDN article ID ID: Q195708 to see which fonts by default are installed with Win98

hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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simongodAuthor Commented:
i am NOT using windows98, I have said this many times already.  I am using windows NT workstation.  This makes a BIG difference because the font folder is stored in a different directory than the windows 95 or 98.  No that doesnt help!
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ZoppoCommented:
Hi simongod,

Now, I think there's not such a huge different between the set of fonts which are installed by default from any newer windows ...

But, for all Windows versions, the Terminal font is loaded from %Windows%\Font directory, file is vgaoem.fon, it's a hidden file.
To find it open a dos box, enter following:

c:>cd \windows                  (or WinNt or whatever you windows directory is)
c:>dir vgaoem.fon /s /ah

ZOPPO
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simongodAuthor Commented:
I found it thanks.  Now I have gotten further.  How does VC use other fonts?  Why does it see only system fonts (I assume).  How can VC use other fonts?  Is there a way to give it access to other fonts?  The system ones are limited
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simongodAuthor Commented:
i think that it only uses Plain Text Fonts, is this true?  What is a Plain Text Font if this is so.
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ZoppoCommented:
So, I think VC is not generally restricted on these fonts, it's only restricted on these fonts for special windows, i.e. the 'Memory Window' or the 'Disassembly Window'. So, when 'All Windows' is selected you can just choose one of these fonts. For the most windows you can use any font you have, i.e. in a 'Source Window' ...

This is because such windows like the 'Memory Window' need a proportionally-spaced (fix width) font to display columns of text correctly.

ZOPPO
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simongodAuthor Commented:
i will try this out and see what happens
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simongodAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help I figured it out
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ZoppoCommented:
:(
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