After my blog post about the .TDF Fonts file specification is decided to write a little tool myself. I also have a large collection of TheDraw ANSI fonts to check out. The Editor “TheDraw” is also available for download here. To be able to run the Editor, you require an emulator for MS-DOS. I recommend DOSBOX, which is also available for download in my downloads section.
.TDF Files are font files for TheDraw, the ANSI Text Editor for MS-DOS. The Editor comes with a tool for managing .TDF files called TDFONTS.EXE, but my tool provides some features that are not provided by the original tool. Also my tool is for Windows, meaning that you don’t need an MS DOS Emulator like DOSBOX etc. to run it.
Main Tool Window
- Instant Preview of the Font(s) (80×25 and 80×50 mode are available)
- Re-Arrange Order of Fonts in Collection (Including Sorting Fonts by Title)
- Add/Remove Fonts
- Rename FontsSimply double-click on the title column of the font.
- Change SpacingSimply double-click on the spacing column of the font.
- Change Font Type: “Outline” to “Color” or “Block“, “Block” to “Color” or “Color” to “Block“Simply double-click on the Type column of the font.
- Create a Fonts Collection of all your TheDraw fonts and save it as .TDFX proprietary Collection File
- Save Collection as .TDF Fonts File Collection
- Export Individual Fonts as .TDF Fonts File
- Export Font Preview as Image or Text
Supported Image Formats:
.PNG, .BMP, .JPG, .ICO, .GIF, .TIF, .EMF, .WMF
Supported Text Formats:
.ANS, .ASC, .PCB, .WC2, .WC3, .AVT, .BIN
The Settings Screen
Included in the download package is also a collection of 145 TheDraw fonts in .TDFX format.
I hope you like it.
Carsten aka Roy/SAC