Restoring a VT50 (VT52 actually) .

Fritz Mueller fritzm at
Tue Dec 26 17:52:12 CST 2017

On Dec 26, 2017, at 2:22 PM, Mattis Lind <mattislind at> wrote:
> Before putting everything together I also dumped the chargen ROM board…

Ah, yes — I did this with my own VT52 last xmas break!  I breadboarded a little scanner for that task because my chargen ROM was not socketed, and I didn’t want to risk damaging it by unsoldering it from the board: <> <>

It’s a pretty cool and funky little font, and since I spent a lot of time in front of VT52s back in the day it makes me nostalgic.  I hope someday somebody with decent font-smithing skills will use the data to make a usable console font; my experiments with font creation tools were not a great success and I came to the conclusion that there is a lot I don’t know about fonts which is necessary in order to make them render and scale well and be generally usable on modern operating systems...


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