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Glockage 12-28-2002 01:44 AM

Any way to convert ttf fonts to linux console fonts?
Hey all,

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 (, 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?



unSpawn 12-28-2002 06:31 AM ?

Glockage 12-28-2002 04:32 PM

Thanks for replying, but neither CFE or pfaedit can output .psf font files.

Does anybody know of any way to convert ttf fonts into psf fonts?

macewan 12-29-2002 09:19 AM

like that?

Glockage 12-29-2002 02:14 PM

Does that do it for the linux console? (you know, vc1, where you first log in)

macewan 12-29-2002 05:34 PM

i use gdm and just themed it.

Glockage 12-30-2002 03:46 AM

thats cool, thanks for the link, but does it doesnt looks like it lets you use a ttf font for the screen while it is booting, too. (when Linux says it is loading all of the modules, mounting the filesystems, bringing up the devices etc.) Is there any package that can do that?

macewan 12-30-2002 07:41 AM

hrm. never thought about having that done. maybe you could alter your start up to what suse looks like when it's booting. interesting idea.

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