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FindFont

This is a command-line utility for finding font tables in memory.
It was written to help develop patches to fix corrupted screen fonts when running old 16-bit software on modern PCs; one example being the Dance of the Planets astronomy simulator.


Minimum system requirements

Windows 98SE and later, tested on Windows XP & Windows 7.

Downloads

FindFont V4.00  14-Dec-2011 - all programs are held on the pCloud.com storage site. If there are problems downloading, check your computer's access or contact me via email address at bottom of this page.

The program is free, but if you pass it on, please keep the package intact.

Installing

There is no 'installation' - the downloadable file is the main executable you run, so download & save it to a folder of your choice, e.g. C:\Utils
There are several options when running the utility so nothing will happen if you just double-click it - it needs to be run from a command window. Starting one of these varies according to your version of Windows; some examples are:-
  • click Start, Programs, Accessories, Command prompt
  • click Start, Run, then type  cmd  then press Enter
  • click Start, Run, then type  command  then press Enter
  • click Start, type  cmd  in the search box then press Enter (Windows 7)
In the command window, navigate to the folder containing the exe file, e.g.
c:
cd \Utils

Run the utility by typing:
findfont

This will display various options & examples. Contact me if you have any problems.

Uninstalling

Just delete the executable file you downloaded.

Phil Tipping, 2011