Font (config)

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The Font parameter for BRConfig.sys is supported:

FONT fontname 3DFONT=fontname

This supports two fonts simultaneously, one for background and captions and one font for input fields.

Multiple fonts are now supported under Windows. The default is still SYSTEMPC. Any installed non-proportional font is permitted that is named in the following BRCONFIG.SYS statement:

Version 3.9+ supports the command STATUS FONTS. This will report all currently installed Windows fonts that are acceptable in a FONT statement. Fonts can also be changed dynamically via the CONFIG command.

Version 4.1+ allows specific proportional or non-proportional fonts for text, labels and buttons

BRCONFIG.SYS statement


Where the options are arial: modern: slant: width+ (etc.)

The above settings are used initially and as OPEN #0 font defaults. When a child window is opened it inherits the parent windows font settings. Window #0 inherits the OPENDFLT font settings each time it is opened. When typeface or family is specified in an Open statement, boldness, style and underline revert to these defaults unless they are also specified in the Open statement.

Size specifications do not revert to default values as a result of opening a window. They must be explicitly specified in order to change them. This is to allow users to resize their displays and still retain those settings.

Individual controls inherit the font settings of the window the same way windows inherit settings.

FONT can also be used with the config command or from within a program using the execute statement.

See also Fonts.