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On Mon, May 9, 2022 at 2:22 PM Holger Scherer <hs@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Depends on the font you use (Arial?) and the System.

Arial is a proportional font, and as such cannot be used in either ACS
or Client Access and its successors. Or any 5250 client, for that
matter.

And for sure - everyone should select a suitable font which displays
well,
on Windows like MS Gothic, Lucida Console, Consolas, everything
which is not the old IBM3270 font.

Actually, the old IBM3270 font is precisely the one I like best for
working on 5250 screens. But ONLY at the 10 x 18 size. (Pretty much
all the other sizes are crap.)

The IBM3270 font that comes with ACS is an exercise in frustration. It
is crappy at every size, and the "size" indicator gives no clue about
what size you will get.

If forced to use ACS, I will probably go with Consolas, which is a
fundamentally decent font, but which also doesn't look as good in ACS
as it does in any other application.

So i see no point where iACS renders worse than CA.

Fine, and I think the majority of ACS users agree with you. Which is
what I said in my earlier post. But for people who have a certain eye,
ACS is *absolutely* worse in every font and size combination.

In my earlier post I mentioned that there *might* be fonts that render
well in ACS. I tried looking just now, and I couldn't find any that
are as good in ACS as they are in other applications. I really think
ACS has its own font files and its own font rendering, because I have
a lot of monospaced fonts on my system that don't show up in the ACS
font selector but work fine in other editors.

I've asked this before, and I'll ask again: Is there a way to
"install" more fonts in ACS? If so, how?

John Y.

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