Changing the Console font


#1

I struggled with the default font on the Console as my eyesight is not what it used to be.

I changed it. I guess most of you old hands know how to do this already but for those who dont …


sudo nano /etc/default/console-setup

There are 2 parameters FONTFACE and FONTSIZE. I chose consolas as my font and 10x20 as my font size. Consolas should already be installed.

FONTFACE="consolas"
FONTSIZE=“10x12”

Save and exit the file then


sudo /etc/init.d/console-setup restart

The console should now have your new font at the new size.

I then got a bit cocky and installed a font called inconsolata. Google it. Copy the .otf file and directory into /usr/share/fonts/truetype. Change the FONTFACE as above to inconsolata.

I found this font as it was mentioned in one of the videos that tedsluis mentioned in this post about Docker http://discussions.flightaware.com/ads-b-flight-tracking-f21/running-dump1090-mutability-in-docker-container-t36436.html


#2

@triggers
Hi Dave!
Thanks, needed larger font size, but did not know how to increase it, will now set it.
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