Re: ISO-8859-1 completeness of kernel fonts?

From: H. Peter Anvin (hpa@zytor.com)
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 02:34:42 EST


Followup to: <F281raFC8XymNMDdckH00012e6f@hotmail.com>
By author: "Mack Stevenson" <mackstevenson@hotmail.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Hello,
>
> The 8x16 and Sun 12x22 kernel fonts I tried seem to lack some standard
> glyphs necessary to represent the entire ISO-8859-1 charmap; I am talking
> about all accented capital vowels except for ''.
>
> This seems to happen in both 2.2.16 as well as in 2.2.18.
>
> Is this intentional? If so, why?
>
> How can I override this behaviour?
>

They're probably CP 437 fonts. Just load your own; e.g. "setfont lat1u-16".

        -hpa

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