Wired Article, On Jan 19, 1983 Apple unveils Lisa

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Jan 23 14:18:29 CST 2010


On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Something I've wondered about is if there were *any*  character-mode
> (text) display cards produced with proportional spacing capability.
> Wasn't NEC supposed to have a display chip to do that?  (not the
> 7220).
> Hercules made a card that could handle various font widths and
> heights, but it was still a monospaced display.
> Creating and maintaining a graphic display for text requires more
> work than a text display, so there might have been some motivation.

Certainly, in software, not in text mode..
The regular Hercules MGA could do 720 x 348? graphics, and there were
drivers for Ventura, Windows 3.10, PCPaint, etc.





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