Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

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GCHarder
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Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by GCHarder » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 pm

Font Manager for ZXPand with UDG Board. Contains over 500 fonts to play around with. See the enclosed text files in the DATA folder for more info.

Enjoy;

Greg
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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by sirmorris » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:39 pm

:shock:

Amazing work Greg!
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Moggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:50 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plus what Charlie said. :ugeek:


I shall have some fun with this. :twisted:

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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Andy Rea » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Wowsers...

Absolutely fan-bloody-tastic...

Great amazing fabulous work...

Andy
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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Fruitcake » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:09 am

The font collection is going to be a fantastic resource - Great work!

I've converted them all the fonts (excluding the ZX81 ones that happened to match those from my website ;)) into the XML format used by my Chroma Program Enhancement Creator utility. In doing this I noticed I had forgotten to define a couple of punctuation characters in the Sinclair font and so I've fixed these on my website.
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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Moggy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:58 pm

Just an observation that may affect SOME Xpand users depending on firmware used.

Some of the CHR files in the fonts folders have their attributes set to read only which in certain cases (Mine at least ) can cause the Xpand to jump into normal zeddy mode so that when it comes to loading that particular font the wavy lines tape loader comes into its own rather than the usual xpand card load.

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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Andy Rea » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:26 pm

Moggy wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:58 pm
Just an observation that may affect SOME Xpand users depending on firmware used.

Some of the CHR files in the fonts folders have their attributes set to read only which in certain cases (Mine at least ) can cause the Xpand to jump into normal zeddy mode so that when it comes to loading that particular font the wavy lines tape loader comes into its own rather than the usual xpand card load.
Yes it's rather annoying, another issue with files been marked read only makes the SAVE ">filename" command fail you'd think that the mighty SirMorris would put aside his work problems, forget about family matters, stop messing around with none zx81 computers ( special exception for the broken speccy cuz that's a handsome bodge ) and sort this issues out.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

well any time between now and 2020 should be fine :)
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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Moggy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:40 pm

Totally agree Andy, he's all promises and still no bloody unicorn!!
Shoddy very shoddy :lol:

Didn't know about the save-fail thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by sirmorris » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:11 pm

:roll: ehrmagerd yous guys you're so first-9-months-of-2017.

The latest firmwares have removed the egregious R/O bodge completely ;)
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: Font Manager for ZXPand and UDG

Post by Andy Rea » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:18 pm

sirmorris wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:11 pm
:roll: ehrmagerd yous guys you're so first-9-months-of-2017.

The latest firmwares have removed the egregious R/O bodge completely ;)
Whoops :oops: .... is it still present in eightyone 1.7? Which is where i was having some issues earlier...
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

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