gfierro
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How to change console font?

Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:31 am

Hi,
I have a laptop with hidpi screen, when I switch to console, tty1-6 the fonts are too small.
I know that I have to change console font height to something like 32 - 36, but in the /usr/share/consolefonts there are only fonts from 8 to 16.

Where I can get fonts that have height like 32 - 36?
I have to rebuild the fonts with some option or I have to install some other package?

SolusHG
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Re: How to change console font?

Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:41 pm

I know this is old but I after tried searching for this and couldn't find anything. There is no consolefont file in /etc/default. There is no dpkg-reconfigure (like in Ubuntu (Debian?)). Maybe someone could also help with how to use the fonts available in /usr/share/consolefonts :D

So, bump.
Last edited by SolusHG on Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

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kyrios
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Re: How to change console font?

Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:38 pm

SolusHG wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:41 pm
I know this is old but I after tried searching for this and couldn't find anything. There is no consolefont file in /etc/default. There is no dpkg-reconfigure (like in Ubuntu (Debian?)). Maybe someone could also help with how to use the fonts available in /usr/share/consolefonts :D

So, bump.

You have to go in the system fonts/appareance settings and update the monospace/fixed width font, so it depends on the desktop environment you are using:

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SolusHG
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Re: How to change console font?

Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:56 am

This is only working for the gnome-terminal, not tty.

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kyrios
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Re: How to change console font?

Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:16 pm

SolusHG wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:56 am
This is only working for the gnome-terminal, not tty.

Oh sorry I didn't pay attention... I never used it, but systemd vconsole.conf should be the way to go. Type man vconsole.conf to get the manual page

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