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Old 10-05-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Hi,
I have used RHEL4 in the past and I was happy with the default font it provided. In other words, the font used in terminals (command input and output) was excellent.
But in RHEL5, the default font has changed and the font in the terminal does not look the same as in RHEL4. My guess is that the default font could have changed in RHEL5.
Is there a way to identify the actual default font in RHEL4 (it shows as 'sans' in both RHEL4 and RHEL5) machine, so that I can set the same in RHEL5 also?

Kindly suggest and inform. It would help me a lot.

Regards,
Sreeram
 
Old 10-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Hi,
I have used RHEL4 in the past and I was happy with the default font it provided. In other words, the font used in terminals (command input and output) was excellent. But in RHEL5, the default font has changed and the font in the terminal does not look the same as in RHEL4. My guess is that the default font could have changed in RHEL5. Is there a way to identify the actual default font in RHEL4 (it shows as 'sans' in both RHEL4 and RHEL5) machine, so that I can set the same in RHEL5 also?
You can download THOUSANDS of free fonts (like the sans serif font), from the Internet, and Google can give you those links. Download the font to your machine, unzip it, and copy the ttf file(s) to /usr/share/fonts.

Also, since you're using RHEL5 (which is old...the latest is 6.x), you can call Red Hat support, since you're paying for it with your RHEL subscription, right???
 
Old 10-06-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply.
Although I can download the free fonts available in the web, I dont know which font to download because I dont know which is the default font (used in terminals) in RHEL 4. If you could suggest me as to which is the font used in RHEL 4, then I can download the same from web and use it in newer versions.
Please inform.

Regards,
Sreeram
 
Old 10-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply.
Although I can download the free fonts available in the web, I dont know which font to download because I dont know which is the default font (used in terminals) in RHEL 4. If you could suggest me as to which is the font used in RHEL 4, then I can download the same from web and use it in newer versions.
Please inform.
I told you in my previous post. The answers are:
  • Sans-serif
  • RHEL5 is old..the latest is 6.
  • Contact Red Hat, they will be happy to provide you with this font, and instructions on installation.
You can try to look on the RHEL4 DVD, but unless the font(s) are in a very specific package, with an easily-found name, you may overwrite/break programs trying to do this. Again, go to Google, look up some free Sans-serif fonts, pick one you like, and install it.
 
  


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