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MS-DOS Information

The easiest way to get outline fonts under MS-DOS is with Microsoft Windows 3.x or OS/2 2.x.

Microsoft Windows 3.0 with Adobe Type Manager (ATM) and OS/2 2.0 support PostScript Type1 fonts.

Microsoft Windows 3.1 supports TrueType fonts natively.

Bitmap fonts are available in a variety of formats: most formats are designed with the printer in mind and not the display since (prior to graphical environments like Windows, GEM, and OS/2) the majority of work under MS-DOS was done with a character-based interface.

Excerpted from The comp.fonts FAQ, Copyright © 1992-96 by Norman Walsh