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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

SETFONT AmigaDOS
Purpose: Changes the font of the current Shell.
Format: SETFONT <font> <size> [SCALE] [PROP] [ITALIC] [BOLD] [UNDERLINE] [CHARSET <charset>]
Template: NAME/A, SIZE/N/A, SCALE/S, PROP/S, ITALIC/S, BOLD/S, UNDERLINE/S, CHARSET/K
Path: C:SETFONT
SETFONT lets you change the font used in a particular Shell window, overriding the System Default Text setting specified in the Font editor. SETFONT is only effective in the window in which it is invoked.

You must specify both a font name and a size when using the SETFONT command. The other options are:

SCALE Enables bitmap font scaling.
PROP Allows proportional fonts.
ITALIC The font is italic.
BOLD The font is boldface.
UNDERLINE The font is underlined.
CHARSET <charset> The font uses the character set specified, which must match one defined in LOCALE:CharSets.

Invoking SETFONT clears the Shell window of its current contents and displays a new prompt, in the new font, at the top of the window. Using proportional fonts in a Shell window is not recommended because the variable character spacing prevents columns of information from lining up and makes editing the command line difficult.

Example:

3.OS4:> SETFONT topaz 11 BOLD UNDERLINE the Shell window clears and the new prompt is in 11 point Topaz, underlined and boldface.


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Revised: February 9, 2006.