Using PROCON's in Codepage Information Files
What is a Codepage Information (CPI) File?
All versions of MS-DOS and Windows (from DOS 3.3 on), allow you to customise the keyboard mapping - and full screen font characters - to suit different languages. The font and keyboard information is contained in Codepage Information (CPI) Files.
MS-DOS and Windows 3.x/9x/Me do not require a CPI file to create full screen modes. (If a CPI file is not used they default to using the "hardware" fonts in the video card's ROM BIOS - as the PC does when it first boots.)
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 does not have this hardware dependence (except when booting and running MS-DOS programs like COMMAND.COM under its DOS Virtual Machine). Windows cannot then create a full screen Console unless it has been able to load a CPI file when booting. (If you use a "Spy" utility to list the open file "handles" it will normally include a file like:- C:\WINNT\System32\EGA.CPI.)
As these CPI files contain embedded representations of the character glyphs, the easiest way to replace the default VGA font is by using a different CPI file.
CPI Files Containing the HVFont
The HVFont CPI File package contains the necessary files and information to install a Codepage Information (CPI) File that uses PROCON's Hi-Visibility HVFont.
The CPI File allows the superior HVFont to be used in all full screen console modes running under:-
It will not, of course, change the font used in:-
(Our HVDOSBox.FON is designed to be used in "Windowed" terminal modes.)
Using a different CPI file - MS-DOS and Windows 3.x/95/98/Me
MS-DOS CPI files may be in any directory. Windows normally places them in the COMMAND subdirectory. To load a different CPI file:-
The system will load - and use - the new fonts in all full screen modes.
Using a different CPI file - Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 CPI files are in the SYSTEM32 subdirectory. To use a different CPI file:-
Windows will now load - and use - the new EGA.CPI file with the appropriate set of fonts in all full screen modes except for boot messages and MS-DOS Boxes.
What is included in the HVFont CPI File Package?
The HVFont CPI File package contains:-
Click here to download an Evaluation version of the HVFont Full Screen package. The HVFont CPI File package is part of this package.)
Click here to purchase a licence for any of the HVFont packages.
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