How are you interacting with the fortran program on the Windows desktop? Is it through some type of terminal emulator? In any case, describe the name of the tool (and version) used to present the user interface.
Is this a command line application?
What Windows operating system--and version--is the application running under?
These and other details will be needed in order for anyone to give you a useful reply.
There was a little story that went around between the Cobol Y2K programmers in the late '90s:
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After the Y2K crisis was over a Cobol programmer contracted a fatal disease and was cryogenically frozen in hopes that he could be revived when there was a cure for his fatal problem. He was awakened from his frozen stasis to find himself surround by a team of scientists who's first question was: "...do you think you can help us with our upcoming Y10K Cobol date problem"?
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Cobol... Fortran... those ugly old programs that somehow refuse to die but keep the financial and business worlds running. In spite of Unix... In spite of Windows... In spite of Java... In spite of .NET, etc. etc.
I'm going to wait for all the old COBOL programmers to die/retire then make my fortune! I've got a good 25 years on most of them! All I need to do is work out away of keeping my COBOL skills up in the meantime.
Anbody seen a cheap z/OS Mainframe for sale on ebay?