Interlisp-D (Medley) "display font" disks for the 1186?

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Sun Sep 6 16:18:34 CDT 2015

On 9/6/15 10:59 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 9/6/15 8:43 AM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> I'm going to look at more the disks that
>> don't have "300 DPI" in the label (since those are unlikely to be
>> display fonts).
> right, those are 4045 laser printer fonts

Wrote out a couple of disks that looked promising (labeled "VP Helvetica 
Fonts" and "VP Xerox Classic Fonts") and while it's possible that the 
disks contain the right fonts for the 1186, they seem to be packaged 
differently than Interlisp wants.

The 1186 docs refer to fonts on the floppy as being present in separate 
files (one file per font, at different sizes & whatnot, apparently); the 
VP font disks seem to have all fonts packaged into a single file (for 
example "VP Helvetica Fonts" is the name of the single file on the 
floppy of the same name.  I'll have to do some digging to see if this is 
a container format that Interlisp can crack.

Lots of other disks to look through but it's a pain to get them written 
out; one of those HxC floppy drive emulators is looking rather nice 
right now :).

- Josh

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