Changing the Console font


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.


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


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