Font question

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Thu Nov 6 17:59:51 GMT 2003

Eugene Nine wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is KDE specific or not, I have some old documents
> that were written with DOS Edit and have higher ASCII symbols in them.
> I'm trying to open them with Kwrite or Kword but need a Font with the
> higher ASCII symbols.  I seem to remember I either found one in Windows
> to do this or edited one myself copying the symbols from a symbol font
> over to a regular font but in the appripriate ASCII values.  Is there a
> font I can use with KDE/Linux to get these symbols without re editing my
> docuement?

The DOS encoding is called CP437.

There is a TrueType font with that encoding: "linedraw.ttf".

This is a free Microsoft font, but you can't get if from them.  The file 
name is: "gc0651.exe".  Just Google that and you should be able to find 
some where to download it.

You can download this and install it.  But since KDE does not support that 
encoding it probably won't solve the problem -- it might work if you use it 
with the Windows encoding (CP1252) in Kate.


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