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Old 11-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question Set console locale, font, and font size?


Hello,

I have a Debian Wheezy installed without a graphical environment. I am wondering, how do I specify (system wide) the font and font size to use in the console (without X)?

Also, since I sometimes have to deal with East Asian characters (Japanese, Traditional Chinese, etc.), how do I make them display correctly in the console? Will setting the locale to UTF help? If so, how do I do it?

Thanks.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Try both:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
and
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure console-data
I guess the latter will solve it (always mix the both). You have to install console-data first of all.

No idea about the Asian-font problem.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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Try both:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
and
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure console-data
I guess the latter will solve it (always mix the both). You have to install console-data first of all.

No idea about the Asian-font problem.
That worked well, thanks!! Now if someone knows how to deal with Asian text...

Last edited by penyuan; 11-27-2011 at 10:38 PM. Reason: spelling mistake
 
Old 12-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Try mlterm. It lets me input Chinese in the terminal. However, I also use XFCE and IBus. I do not know if mlterm will work without a GUI, but it is worth a try.
 
  


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