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What font does the framebuffer use?

Discussion in 'General' started by jfasi, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. jfasi

    jfasi New Member

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    I really like the generic, default font that is used in the framebuffer, but now that I have to use Mac OS X for development, and I'm permanently wedded to emacs, I'm finding it a huge pain to use the fonts they have. What font does the framebuffer use, so that I might set it as my default in Terminal?
     
  2. graudeejs

    graudeejs Well-Known Member

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    What framebuffer? There is no frambuffer in freebsd.
    Console fonts are in /usr/share/syscons/fonts
    (i'm not sure if default font isn't build in, but I think it is)
     
  3. jfasi

    jfasi New Member

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    I see a lot of .fnt files, but I'd rather not go through the trouble of converting all that to ttf. Does it have a name, or was it created just for this purpose, and called "the default console font?"
     
  4. aragon

    aragon New Member

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    The default font is embedded in and rendered by your display adapter, as far as I know.
     
  5. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    FreeBSD != OS-X

    You can probably get better OS-X help here: http://www.macosxhints.com/
     
  6. jfasi

    jfasi New Member

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    As totally stunned as I am right now, it doesn't change my question. How can I get ahold of that typeface?
     
  7. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    What typeface? You haven't really made it clear which font you mean.

    The console fonts are bitmapped fonts, not TTF.