• Identifying a font from an old Wyse terminal (screenshot link in text)

    From dave@dave.io@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 1 14:54:02 2016
    Hi all -

    I've spent the last few days trawling various oldskool font archives for this specific monospace (probably bitmap) font. It appears on a Wyse terminal circa 1990.

    $20 bounty via PayPal to the first correct identification, $30 if you can also provide a download link. Format is irrelevant - I can convert between formats myself.

    Screenshot: http://d.pr/i/16qQ9

    Sadly this is the only reference image I have - I don't own this terminal and the owner doesn't have it any more.

    If any more information is needed, let me know, and if I can help, I will. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to take a look.

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  • From johnlabovitz@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 12 10:44:59 2016
    I just ran across your message while searching for this font myself.

    I used Wyse-50 terminals extensively in the mid-1980s, and this looks a lot like the standard font on those terminals. I've never run across a modernized version.

    However, I remember that one of the manuals for that terminal (maybe the programmer's manual?) had an appendix that showed the font in a large size, enough to see the individual pixels. At some point, I actually typed in the font (using asterisks &
    dashes, as I recall) and saved it away -- but sadly I cannot find that file.

    I did find a Wyse-60 guide here that shows a similar font, but it's smaller than I remember:


    There's probably enough info there to reconstruct the font, if you (or I) really wanted to.


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  • From chad.talbott@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon May 18 10:10:39 2020
    The public library where I grew up used WY-60 terminals to access the catalog. I couldn't help myself, so I punched in the font from the manual. Download/edit it here:


    Sorry it's 4 years late.

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