Game calls "capitalize all letters" function before drawing text.
To fix this, go to 0x36DF9 in exe file (.05 english version). Here you will find this sequence:
9A 8A 29 45 20 83 C4 02 50
(this code calls "capitalize letters" function, then restores the stack pointer back after function call and pushes result string as a parameter for "draw string" function)
and replace it with "no operation":
90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
This sequence happens multiple times through exe, so if you don't want to find it by address, then to find exactly this occurrence, you can search:
FF 76 CE B8 06 BA 50 9A 8A 29 45 20 83 C4 02 50 (it happens only once)
FF 76 CE B8 06 BA 50 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
Sequence and its place can be different for other versions (it's definitely different in .01).
I tested this fix and it's working ok at least at the first glance.
If you're not comfortable with hex editing, I also can create patch for JCivED. If you're playing not .05 (you can see program version at the very first game screen with "civilized guys"), then tell me what is your version.
Thank you very much for the quick answer.
My Version is 475.04.
Is version 475.05 worth it compared to 475.04?
They are almost identical. By documentation, for .05 devs had tried to fix "More..." bug but failed. But it can be that there's some other undocumented changes. Sorry but I don't have .04 at my disposal (only .01, .03 and .05). Even though .04 and .05 versions are almost identical, but because hex sequences above include function address, I'm almost certain they are different.
You can try to find .05 yourself. It was distributed as full.exe, not some patch, so I will not post it here.
You can open FONTS.CV from CIV directory with JCivED (File/Open Fontset File...) You cannot edit it here, but you can export it as .gif (Fonts/Export fontset as image...) I presume after that you can edit this image and export it back (Fonts/Export image as FONTS.CV...) I never tried to edit civ fonts myself, so good luck.Don't worry, I should have no problem modifying it myself. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Do you know if there is a font editor?
Is there a font editor for this game?
Taking the thread a little late but, YES there is a font editor, albeit not very user friendly: JCivED...
I am not taking screenshots right now, but you can open FONTS.CV, extract the fonts a single picture file, change the font shapes, import it back, and configure the right sizes for all chars.
Try it if you need, and I'll try to help if you have problems with it !
Couldn't that editor be made easier to use for font editing?