What font does the framebuffer use?

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What font does the framebuffer use?

Postby jfasi » 23 Aug 2009, 17:20

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?
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Postby graudeejs » 23 Aug 2009, 17:29

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)
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Postby jfasi » 23 Aug 2009, 17:46

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?"
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Postby aragon » 23 Aug 2009, 17:49

The default font is embedded in and rendered by your display adapter, as far as I know.
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Postby SirDice » 23 Aug 2009, 18:00

jfasi wrote: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?


FreeBSD != OS-X

You can probably get better OS-X help here: http://www.macosxhints.com/
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Postby jfasi » 23 Aug 2009, 18:07

SirDice wrote:FreeBSD != OS-X

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


As totally stunned as I am right now, it doesn't change my question. How can I get ahold of that typeface?
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Postby SirDice » 23 Aug 2009, 18:15

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

The console fonts are bitmapped fonts, not TTF.
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