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It isn't European, but the Atari 8-bit range could do a ten-line character mode (IR mode 3, which looks like graphics mode 0 but with a little bit of extra line spacing), where the characters were still designed on an 8x8 grid but descenders (the last 32 characters) were padded by two blank lines at the top, with the rest padded with two blank lines at the ...


The Future Computers FX/20 and FX/30 models from the mid-1980s ran DOS or (C)CP/M. They loaded a character map during boot, and had a utility to edit the characters.


Redefinable character sets aren't limited to CRT-based computers. Many 5x7 or 5x8 dot matrix displays are driven using an HD44780 or compatible chip, which allows eight of the characters to be redefined. I don't know if any vintage portable computers used such displays, but there were certainly some that had text displays which were 4x40 or smaller, and it ...


The Teletext standard, and the SAA5050 series character generators which supported it, were designed to provide a highly readable 40x25 text display on a PAL TV. The electronics had to be simple and cheap enough to integrate into consumer TVs, but also found their way into some microcomputers. Teletext support was insisted upon by the BBC when sponsoring ...


The Sinclair QL used a 5x9 pixel matrix in a 6x10 character cell in monitor mode, ending up with a 85x25 character screen.


The Sperry UTS-30 used a 10x16 font matrix on a 24 line by 80 column green screen. The UTS-60, a color variant, used a 9x15 matrix with the same screen dimensions. See Sperry UTS 4000 Universal Terminal System

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