The font used when rendering in the default VDU 4 mode cannot be changed as it requires that the characters fit into a fixed grid. When in VDU 4 mode text will always be printed in the default font for the current MODE even if it has been changed with *FONT.
Changing MODE resets the font to its default value.
There are two main fonts; a small 4×6 pixel font with fixed characters and a large 8×8 pixel font with user-definable characters.
- *FONT SMALL selects the small font.
- *FONT LARGE selects the large font.
- *FONT resets the font to its default for the current screen MODE.
The image at the top of this page was generated with the following program:
10 MODE 3 20 VDU 5 30 MOVE 0,255 : PRINT "Small" 40 *FONT LARGE 50 MOVE 0,227 : PRINT "Large" 60 VDU 4 70 PRINT TAB(0,3) "Small (VDU 4)"
As you can see, the *FONT setting has no effect in VDU 4 mode.