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Importing DECW fonts

Last post: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 11:38 PM by Support, 3 reply

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 9:29 PM - Soterro

Importing DECW fonts


I copied the xxxx.DECW$FONT fonts necessary for using the VMS VAX connection. They do not have a FONTS.DIR file, of course.
So I went into that directory and run mkfntdir, which did nothing, didn't complain or anything, just did nothing. How do I actually import those fonts for use into Xmanager?

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:20 PM - Support

Re: Importing DECW fonts

You should run Mkfntdir.exe as following:

C:\>Program Files\Xmanager1.3.9> mkfntdir fonts\decw

Please confirm that the DEC fonts are ".pcf" files.
If you couldn't make it, download the DEC font pack at:


Download it and run on your Windows.

Hope this can help you.

Technical Support
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 1:46 AM - Soterro

Re: Re: Importing DECW fonts


Thank you, that font pack installed some PCZ fonts and now the Xmanager log doesn't show any complaint (substitution) anymore.
However, those fonts are NOT the ones I can see on the VMS machine: other faces, other sizes, etc. I'm no better than before when substitutions were used. The applications are still looking odd.

If I want to use the fonts I downloaded from the VMS machine, what should I do? They are xxxx.DECW$FONT files, as I already pointed. I know nothing about fonts so I can't say which particular type they are, but they come from SYSFONT directory and are 75 and 100dpi, like: TERMINAL_NARROW18_100DPI.DECW$FONT
(and they look different inside too)

Thank you for any further suggestion,
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 11:38 PM - Support

Re: Re: Re: Importing DECW fonts

Sorry for the late response.

The .DECW$FONT format is not supported by Xmanager. It may be a format that can be read only by VMS systems.

If you provide us with a sample file (like: TERMINAL_NARROW18_100DPI.DECW$FONT), we can try to convert it to .pcf format.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Technical Support