I have never found the "best" font for editing, so I made my own.
The attached file is a bitmapped/raster font, that I have found useful.
I tried to implement what everyone usually needs in an editor font:
You can tell zero from oh (my zero is very narrow, the Oh very wide).
The el, vertical, one and exclamation are distinct.
The / and \ are symmetrical, as are forward and backward single quotes.
The + and - and vertical line up so you can make boxes with them.
The < and - and > line up so you can make good looking arrows.
Braces, brackets and parens all look distinct.
Comma vs. period and colon vs. semicolon are distinct.
The underscore is designed to look good as an identifier character.
There are some extra characters I use for line drawing, which 1252 doesn't
define. There are in areas nobody should care about. There is also a euro
in position 0x80.
You need to install it in Windows, where it will appear with the name RASTER.
If you select it from a console window, it will appear as a 9 x 15 raster font.
The font set is for Windows 1252, which is compatible with ISO 8859-1.
Unzip the RASTER.FON then install it.
I have another version of this font that implements the OEM/437 code page.
If anyone needs it send a post and I could upload that one as well.
As far as why UE defaults to OEM, I believe it's because Windows is doing the defaulting,
and it simply uses the current code page. There are ways to change this default, from
modifying registry entries, to putting default initial commands in the CMD.EXE startup.
Try doing a google on this, you will find a number of solutions.
- RASTER FONT
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