Ok so I patched it, and the font is a little distorted. It's still legible, but distracting, for example, the points on the top of W are wider, it looks like there's an underscore after the word gil. etc. I tested on both zsnes and snes9x and they both have the problem.
It didn't have this problem on the pre patched version from fantasyanime.com
Also is Terra supposed to start with the wingboots? That seems odd to me since she didn't start with sprintshoes