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GeneralWin 3.1 will apparently just not die Pin
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I wanted a way for my IoT graphics library to import fonts so that one wasn't stuck with a fixed font at a couple of fixed sizes. After trying and failing (worse actually - *nearly* succeeding) to rasterize truetype fonts to a pixel perfect grid I decided after some googling to use the deprecated ".fon" files that used to hold bmp based fonts.

These .fon files are renamed executables with the fonts as an embedded resource. Some of them are in the more modern "Portable Executable" format. Some are in the "New Executable" format, which is naturally, older and is windows 3.1's exe format, i guess - at least if i've interpreted the lay of things accurately.

It's not a big deal parsing them - i ported a script that does it in python to C++ but it's just really bizarre.

With IoT in this case, as it is so many other cases, everything old is new again.
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