What is it?
Atari FontMaker is MS Windows tool used for creating and editing Atari XL/XE fonts and font-based graphics. The tool was originally written in Delphi but has been ported to C# and its source code repository can be found here: https://github.com/matosimi/atari-fontmaker. The original Delphi sources are available here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/atari-fontmaker/ .
First version dates back to 2003, since then lot of functionalities were added and lot of refactoring applied, especially in version 1.6 when the code was converted from Delphi to C#.
Download latest release directly from GitHub:
Functionality / Documentation
Mega Copy mode
Small video showing how the Mega Copy mode works:
As you can see it is possible to copy characters to view window, but it is also possible to copy character data to font window, so it requires some hands-on experience to fully understand the options available.
Additional function shown in the video is available after clicking on Enter text button. You can type free text which will be copied to clipboard, so you can paste it to view (or font) window.
Tip: Keep in mind that multi-character clipboard is working only in Mega Copy mode, you will not be able to paste bigger clipboard contents when you exit the Mega Copy mode.
You can cancel clipboard paste by pressing ESC key or doubleclicking the right mousebutton.
Changelist (Delphi based)
184.108.40.206 – Fixed searching for duplicates of Megacopy exit (wrong behavior causing application hanging), fixed recolor panel refresh
220.127.116.11 – Added display of character index under mouse cursor in view window; Added DUP checkbox which controls display of duplicate characters in font
18.104.22.168 – Added new export option: Save as Basic listing *.LST file that can be applied to your existing Basic program by calling ENTER “D:MYFONT.LST”
You can read the commit comments here: