Nice(r) console fonts
Written on 2009-01-10.
Ever wanted to get a nicer console font than the default one delivered with Debian?
First you need to get a nice font. I chose console-terminus:
$ sudo aptitude install console-terminus
that alone won’t change anything but install a whole bunch of new fonts into
/usr/share/consolefonts/. To enable one of them, you have to edit
Optional: comment out the following lines with
SCREEN_FONT_vc*, so every
terminal will have the same settings.
To test the new font:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/console-screen.sh start
The new font kicks in at the second half of the boot process, which is fixable but sufficient for me. I think the new font is much easier to the eyes than the default one, especially on big monitors with high resolutions.
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