DOS program uses wrong fonts

May 26, 2010 at 06:13:22
Specs: Windows XP

I have an old DOS program (American Heritage Dictionary 3rd edition for DOS) that used to run fine in Windows 98. In Windows XP, the special font it uses to show pronunciation was lost and replaced by symbols unrelated to pronunciation. With no known changes on my part, the fonts have steadily degraded from there. At one point the special DOS characters used for drawing boxes, etc. were replaced by other characters. Today (again for no reason that I'm aware of) the dots separating syllables in the word being defined were replaced by accented "u"s, making the words completely unreadable. Is there some way to get the program to use its original font, or one(s) as close to the original as possible? Thanks.

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May 27, 2010 at 00:00:48

The character sets in the font used by the early DOS machines
were ROM based. The only way is to make the default Windows
font a font with the old character mapping.

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