I've had some luck with the setfont command in the past. One caveat: I know this works with a buffered terminal.
For the best results on your machine, try looking through the man page for setfont.
My setfont man page says:
setfont - load EGA/VGA console screen font
Load a given font (here the 448-glyph drdos font).
/usr/share/kbd/consolefonts is the default font directory.
/usr/share/kbd/unimaps is the default directory for Unicode maps.
/usr/share/kbd/consoletrans is the default directory for screen mappings.
So, when I want to change my console font:
At this point, hopefully you will see a lot of *.gz files. These are all the different fonts you can select from for your console.
The naming scheme for the fonts are typically as follows:
So, choose a font name and size you think you'd like and enter the following command:
Basically, you enter the font's entire file name except for the .gz part, so if the naming scheme of your fonts are different than mine, keep that in mind.
I hope that helps!