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psfs2mda(1)			   PSF Tools			   psfs2mda(1)

NAME
       psfs2mda	- extract the font from	a dump of the IBM PC MDA ROM

SYNOPSIS
       psfs2mda	 [--compaq]  [--comment=text] INPUT14 INPUT8 [INPUT8_ALT] OUT-
       PUTFILE
DESCRIPTION
       psfs2mda	generates an MDA character ROM image from two  or  three  PSF-
       format  screen fonts. The output	file can be used to create a new char-
       acter ROM for an	original IBM CGA or MDA, or (with the --compaq option)
       a Compaq	CGA.

       You must	supply either two or three input files.	The first file is used
       for the 14-pixel	font, the second for the 8-pixel font, and the	third,
       if  present, for	the alternative	(thin) 8-pixel font. If	the third file
       is not present, psfs2mda	will attempt to	use characters 256-511 of  the
       second  file.  If the second file only has 256 characters, the alterna-
       tive 8-pixel font will be the same as the main 8-pixel font.

       Note that the physical ROM chip used in an IBM MDA or CGA  is  a	 9264,
       with a pinout which differs from	the normal 27xx	range.

OPTIONS
       --compaq
	      Output a ROM image suitable for the Compaq Portable/Deskpro CGA,
	      rather than the IBM MDA/CGA.

       --comment=message
	      When outputting in Compaq	format,	it is possible to embed	a mes-
	      sage  (usually  a	copyright message) in unused bytes of the ROM.
	      This option sets the message to include.

SEE ALSO
       psf2raw(1), mda2psf(1)

AUTHOR
       John Elliott <seasip.webmaster@gmail.com>.

Version	1.0.8			 21 June, 2008			   psfs2mda(1)

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