I have a Unix-like OS installed without a windowing environment; i.e. , just a text-mode console and no GUI.

Is it possible to change the font used by the console?

To be clear, I am not talking about the terminal emulator that comes with a desktop environment like KDE or GNOME.

Best Answer

If you use the Linux console, the best way I found is.



put, for example


Another way is to use setfont from the kbd package.

setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-Terminus28x14.psf

This works for my debian; it may be different for you.

In Debian, you can also run dpkg-reconfigure -plow console-setup to be prompted for the various console settings and pick them from menus.

Edit - I put together a small page how to setup the font colors . The section that is relevant for this post has the header "the linux vts" (= ttys, or "console").