increase size of terminal font

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increase size of terminal font

Postby 1885 » 2017-09-02 12:53

I'm running debian 9 with xfce on a lenovo. I like it!

I like to boot to terminal and id like to increase the font size. (I'm an OG)

I ran "dpkg-reconfigure -plow console-setup" to set the fonts but the options do not increase font size enough.

Please throw me a bone.
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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-09-02 13:18

I'm running debian 9 with xfce

I am assuming it is the xfce4-terminal, ? or is it xterm ?
you can start the xfce4-terminal by typing this command:
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xfce4-terminal

If it is the xfce4-terminal :

Try looking at the "edit" > preferences > appearance >
There is a option for the font sizes and types.

If it is xterm:
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man xterm

-fs size
This option sets the pointsize for fonts selected from the
FreeType library if support for that library was compiled into
xterm. This corresponds to the faceSize resource.
-----------------------------
-fa pattern
This option sets the pattern for fonts selected from the
FreeType library if support for that library was compiled into
xterm. This corresponds to the faceName resource. When a CJK
double-width font is specified, you also need to turn on the
cjkWidth resource.




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xterm -fa 'Monospace' -fs 14

or for bigger:
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xterm -fa 'monospace' -fs 22


It is not like you are the first person to ever ask this, there is plenty of documentation
on using xterm, and changing the fontsize:
How to change the font size in xterm
There are many results, with details on making the change permanent,etc.
That is if it is xterm, you don't specify what terminal, and there are many,..the procedure
is different depending on the terminal emulator.
"What we expect you have already Done"

Before doing anything, read the Debian documentation:
Debian Documentation
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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby debiman » 2017-09-02 19:09

1885 wrote:I like to boot to terminal

do you mean a vt or tty? like, text interface, no Xserver, no GUI?
according to this you should try
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dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-09-02 19:56

oops , sorry , I didn't think about that,..if it is the console :
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/49779/can-i-change-the-font-of-terminal
If you use the Linux console, the best way I found is:

in

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/etc/default/console-setup


put, for example

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CHARMAP="UTF-8"
CODESET="Lat7"
FONTFACE="Terminus"
FONTSIZE="28x14"



They also mention :
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dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

as suggested by Debiman.
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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-09-03 09:06

1885 wrote:I like to boot to terminal and id like to increase the font size.

I really like the sun12x22.psfu.gz font included with the (upstream) Xorg kbd package, it's a clone of the original SunOS (Solaris) console font and it is very large and nicely readable.

Unfortunately, the Debian kbd package doesn't include this font (I think the licensing isn't DFSG compliant), my solution to this is here:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=4115
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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby 1885 » 2017-09-03 13:11

[solved]

vi
/etc/default/console-setup
Then I changed to the following.
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CHARMAP="UTF-8"
CODESET="Lat7"
FONTFACE="Terminus"
FONTSIZE="28x14"

I can see clearly now.

Thanks for the posts.

[code]
root@vita:/usr/share/consolefonts# pwd
/usr/share/consolefonts
root@vita:/usr/share/consolefonts# ls
Arabic-Fixed15.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz
Arabic-Fixed16.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz
Arabic-VGA14.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Lat7-VGA14.psf.gz
Arabic-VGA16.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Lat7-VGA16.psf.gz
Arabic-VGA28x16.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Lat7-VGA28x16.psf.gz
Arabic-VGA32x16.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Lat7-VGA32x16.psf.gz
Arabic-VGA8.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Lat7-VGA8.psf.gz
Armenian-Fixed13.psf.gz CyrSlav-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Thai-Fixed13.psf.gz
Armenian-Fixed14.psf.gz CyrSlav-VGA14.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Thai-Fixed14.psf.gz
Armenian-Fixed15.psf.gz CyrSlav-VGA16.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Thai-Fixed15.psf.gz
Armenian-Fixed16.psf.gz CyrSlav-VGA28x16.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz Thai-Fixed16.psf.gz
Armenian-Fixed18.psf.gz CyrSlav-VGA32x16.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz Thai-Fixed18.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Fixed13.psf.gz CyrSlav-VGA8.psf.gz Lat15-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz Uni1-Fixed15.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Fixed14.psf.gz Ethiopian-Fixed15.psf.gz Lat15-VGA14.psf.gz Uni1-Fixed16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Fixed15.psf.gz Ethiopian-Fixed18.psf.gz Lat15-VGA16.psf.gz Uni1-VGA14.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Fixed16.psf.gz Ethiopian-Goha12.psf.gz Lat15-VGA28x16.psf.gz Uni1-VGA16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Fixed18.psf.gz Ethiopian-Goha14.psf.gz Lat15-VGA32x16.psf.gz Uni1-VGA28x16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Ethiopian-Goha16.psf.gz Lat15-VGA8.psf.gz Uni1-VGA32x16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus14.psf.gz Ethiopian-GohaClassic12.psf.gz Lat2-Fixed13.psf.gz Uni1-VGA8.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus16.psf.gz Ethiopian-GohaClassic14.psf.gz Lat2-Fixed14.psf.gz Uni2-Fixed13.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Ethiopian-GohaClassic16.psf.gz Lat2-Fixed15.psf.gz Uni2-Fixed14.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Georgian-Fixed13.psf.gz Lat2-Fixed16.psf.gz Uni2-Fixed15.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Georgian-Fixed14.psf.gz Lat2-Fixed18.psf.gz Uni2-Fixed16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Georgian-Fixed15.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Uni2-Fixed18.psf.gz
CyrAsia-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Georgian-Fixed16.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus14.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus12x6.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Georgian-Fixed18.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus16.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus14.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Greek-Fixed13.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Greek-Fixed14.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus20x10.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Greek-Fixed15.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus22x11.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Greek-Fixed16.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus24x12.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Greek-Fixed18.psf.gz Lat2-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus28x14.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz Greek-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Uni2-Terminus32x16.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz Greek-Terminus14.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold14.psf.gz
CyrAsia-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz Greek-Terminus16.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Fixed13.psf.gz Greek-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Fixed14.psf.gz Greek-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Fixed15.psf.gz Greek-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Fixed16.psf.gz Greek-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Fixed18.psf.gz Greek-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Lat2-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus14.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Lat2-VGA14.psf.gz Uni2-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus16.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Lat2-VGA16.psf.gz Uni2-VGA14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Lat2-VGA28x16.psf.gz Uni2-VGA16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Lat2-VGA32x16.psf.gz Uni2-VGA28x16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Lat2-VGA8.psf.gz Uni2-VGA32x16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz Lat38-Fixed13.psf.gz Uni2-VGA8.psf.gz
CyrKoi-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz Lat38-Fixed14.psf.gz Uni3-Fixed13.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Greek-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz Lat38-Fixed15.psf.gz Uni3-Fixed14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Greek-VGA14.psf.gz Lat38-Fixed16.psf.gz Uni3-Fixed15.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Greek-VGA16.psf.gz Lat38-Fixed18.psf.gz Uni3-Fixed16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Greek-VGA28x16.psf.gz Lat38-VGA14.psf.gz Uni3-Fixed18.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Greek-VGA32x16.psf.gz Lat38-VGA16.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus12x6.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Greek-VGA8.psf.gz Lat38-VGA28x16.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz Hebrew-Fixed13.psf.gz Lat38-VGA32x16.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz Hebrew-Fixed14.psf.gz Lat38-VGA8.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus20x10.psf.gz
CyrKoi-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz Hebrew-Fixed15.psf.gz Lat7-Fixed13.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus22x11.psf.gz
CyrKoi-VGA14.psf.gz Hebrew-Fixed16.psf.gz Lat7-Fixed14.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus24x12.psf.gz
CyrKoi-VGA16.psf.gz Hebrew-Fixed18.psf.gz Lat7-Fixed15.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus28x14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-VGA28x16.psf.gz Hebrew-VGA14.psf.gz Lat7-Fixed16.psf.gz Uni3-Terminus32x16.psf.gz
CyrKoi-VGA32x16.psf.gz Hebrew-VGA16.psf.gz Lat7-Fixed18.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold14.psf.gz
CyrKoi-VGA8.psf.gz Hebrew-VGA28x16.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold16.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Fixed13.psf.gz Hebrew-VGA32x16.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus14.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Fixed14.psf.gz Hebrew-VGA8.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus16.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Fixed15.psf.gz Lao-Fixed14.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Fixed16.psf.gz Lao-Fixed15.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Fixed18.psf.gz Lao-Fixed16.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Lat15-Fixed13.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBoldVGA14.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus14.psf.gz Lat15-Fixed14.psf.gz Lat7-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Uni3-TerminusBoldVGA16.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus16.psf.gz Lat15-Fixed15.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Unifont-APL8x16.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Lat15-Fixed16.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold16.psf.gz Vietnamese-Fixed13.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus22x11.psf.gz Lat15-Fixed18.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold20x10.psf.gz Vietnamese-Fixed14.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus24x12.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus12x6.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold22x11.psf.gz Vietnamese-Fixed15.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus28x14.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus14.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold24x12.psf.gz Vietnamese-Fixed16.psf.gz
CyrSlav-Terminus32x16.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus16.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz Vietnamese-Fixed18.psf.gz
CyrSlav-TerminusBold14.psf.gz Lat15-Terminus20x10.psf.gz Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz


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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby 1885 » 2017-09-03 13:20

debiman wrote:
1885 wrote:I like to boot to terminal

do you mean a vt or tty? like, text interface, no Xserver, no GUI?
according to this you should try
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dpkg-reconfigure console-setup


no X11
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Re: increase size of terminal font

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-09-03 16:05

1885 wrote:vi
/etc/default/console-setup
Then I changed to the following.
CODE: SELECT ALL
CHARMAP="UTF-8"
CODESET="Lat7"
FONTFACE="Terminus"
FONTSIZE="28x14"

Was the "28x14" option for Terminus not available when you used `dpkg-reconfigure console-setup`?

It should be in the list, I think.

There's also a "32x16" version that should be even bigger.
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