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Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:31 pm
by Lardo Boffin
mrtinb wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:12 pm My profession is in Cobol. Believe or not. :)
Excellent! A lot of important stuff runs on Cobol so I don’t see that work running out any time soon.

A book I read on Cobol inspired the on-line off-line transaction handling model I implemented in a Smart phone database app for work some years back. Although a fancy pants programmer came in and rewrote it all a year or two ago the process remains the same. We just can’t understand the code any more... :|

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:35 pm
by mrtinb
Anyone can make code. The simple code needs a genius. :)

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:30 pm
by blittled
mrtinb I actually was taught Fortran and 6502 assembly. The 6502 at the time looked like the cpu of the future (it didn't help that the university wasn't too far from where they developed the 6502) :D

Things are getting a bit off target here. Once I get the zx81 emulation part working (hopefully by the end of the year) I'll create a new post and put it up on github with the MIT license so everyone can join in the fun :)

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:47 pm
by mrtinb
They threw out the Cobol books at the IT Academy when I was a student 21 years ago. I picked it up and took it home out of curiosity. Little did I know, that my coming job be with this language.

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:06 am
by siggi
I still have a lot of punched cards, when I learned PASCAL programming. I will check, whether I also have some old Cobol programs I once wrote ...

Siggi

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:44 am
by sboisvert
blittled wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:06 am I am working on a project and I need a windows font with the all the graphic characters. The ones I find do have the alphanumeric characters and their inverse but no graphic characters.
You can find one in my project I wrote a while back: https://github.com/sebastienboisvert/ZX81QuickLook

It also lists the source of the original font; the copy in the above project fixes some bugs in a couple of the characters however.

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:09 am
by mrtinb
The ZX81 TrueType font I have installed on my system, I have found here.

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:57 pm
by sboisvert
mrtinb wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:09 am The ZX81 TrueType font I have installed on my system, I have found here.
That's the original font I used - like I said, the version in my project has a few fixes to that font.

Re: Where can I find "true" ZX81 fonts

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:58 pm
by PokeMon
Is this the font you mean ?
Downloaded right now.
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