||12-28-2002 12:44 AM
Any way to convert ttf fonts to linux console fonts?
I am trying to convert .ttf (truetype) fonts so that they can be used as the default font for the Linux console. I have looked at the man page for consolechars, and I am assuming that the linux console uses codepage, raw and gzipped psf font types. I have searched on google for a converter program that would convert to any of these files types, but I could not find any.
I also looked on google for any Linux add on packages that would do truetype support for the Linux console. I found out that XFree86 has truetype font support in version 4.0 (http://www.xfree86.org/4.0.3/fonts5.html#30
), but I am not sure if this is what I need for truetype fonts to load in the Linux console as the default font.
Could anyone possibly point me in the direction of a package/program/web page that could help me with this?