AFAIR the fonts in CMI were the .nut files (the format similar to the Insane cutscenes). I think I have (or had) a simple viewer for them...at least I have the specs of the Nut files somewhere on one of my backup-CDs. Maybe I can code a little viewer for the fonts.
The outlined/shadowed fonts had two colors: One for the font color, the other one for the shadow/outline color.
Darn, if I only had more time I could finally realize my Scumm/GrimE tool...but I don't have time.
You only realize how precious time is when you've got none left