- Terminal (typeface)
Terminal is a family of monospace raster typefaces. It is relatively small compared to Courier. It uses crossed zeros, and is designed to approximate the font normally used in
MS-DOSor other text-based consoles such as on Linux. In Microsoft Windows, it is used as the default font in the Command Prompt.
Terminal font family contains fonts encoded in various
DOS code pages, with multiple resolutions of the font for each code page. Fixedsys fonts of different code pages have different point sizes. Under DBCS Windows environment, specifying Terminal font may also cause application to use non-Terminal fonts when displaying texts.
Windows 2000or later, changing script setting in some application's font dialogue (eg: Notepad, WordPad) causes Terminal font to look completely different, even under same font size. Similarly, changing language setting for Windows applications that do not support Unicode will alter the appearance of OEM/DOS scripted Terminal font.
Terminal is also the font that most text pads from
ASCII artshould be viewed as, because terminal is often a visual font.
Terminal is based upon
code page 437and is not aligned with Unicode.
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