@Jitnaught hi. Don't follow what you mean by drawing the text manually. Do you mean text on a transparent sprite?
Actually since posting this i figured out how to display the text on screen from a text file, line by line, either at a certain position on the screen or feeding it to the help or notification functions. Ofc that doesn't help with the fonts. I was really curious as to how the game embeds the fonts, where they are located. I know from a Google search that it is possible to change the font for the big message but the approach used was confusing and poorly documented.