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Edited (735e803) at 2020-09-22 by Timothy Robert Bednarzyk


CHANGING THE CONSOLE FONT
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The Linux console font can be changed using the setfont utility (part of busybox
and installed by default).


Available Fonts
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Currently packaged Linux console fonts.

- terminus-font (Community).
- spleen-font (Community).
- unifont (Community).


Changing the Console Font
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Use the following command to set the console font _after_ a user has logged in.
Add it to your ~/.profile or /etc/profile to make the change permanent.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                                                                              |
|   [ "$DISPLAY" ] || setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/FONT_NAME                |
|                                                                              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

To change the console font _before_ a user has logged in, add the following to
your /etc/inittab or /etc/rc.conf.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| /etc/rc.conf                                                                 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                                                                              |
|   /usr/bin/setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/FONT_NAME -C /dev/tty1            |
|                                                                              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+


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