Font on a per-console basis

Jason Burrell (
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 15:55:11 -0600 (CST)

Does the kernel currently have the capability to provide a different font
for a particular tty, and to transparently switch between them when the
user switches consoles?

If not, how difficult would this be to add into the kernel and how would I
go about it, and/or is it possible to emulate this from within userspace,
perhaps by trapping console acquisition and releases, and messing around

Oh, and lastly, what format are the font files in
/usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts in and how would I go about making a new font?


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