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Re: large VGA font in speech-based installer.


I will get back to you on this, I only have Windows and Slint working
at the moment, my Debian computer doesn't work at the moment, but the
Terminus Font that Slint uses is the same one that I used in Debian,
it's the one that says "only with framebuffer".

I adjusted it with as root "dpkg-reconfigure console-setup", picked
utf-8 encoding, then I let the system determine the next answer, then
I picked the one that said "only with framebuffer" as after trying the
other choices they were even smaller. It probably was terminus 10x20
but you caught me using Windows because I need to scan two sided pages
and OCR them to make it easier to read (using screen reader) and since
Debian is broken I cannot use gscan2pdf which has two sided scan, and
Slint has LIOS but that doesn't have two sided scan, so I'm back on

Someone using SLINT would know the font name because it's the largest
font shipped in SLINT also. I do wish there was a bit larger font.

Best to you, David

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 8:11 PM Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
> D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> > doing so would help users with minimal but some vision to
> > have the screen to reinforce what they hear with the screen reader.
> That makes sense indeed.
> One thing is: there is no such thing as "the largest font available", we
> can always draw larger fonts, up to displaying just one letter at a time
> on the display :)
> What would be a reasonable number of letters shown on the display? There
> is the usual 80x25 terminal sizes. With the apparently-common 800x600
> fbdev resolution we currently have 100x37 (8x16 font). 80x25 would need
> a 10x24 font (we already have a 10x20 terminus font, that would make a
> 80x30 terminal). Ideally the user would have a shortcut to tune the
> size, it's however not that simple.
> Samuel

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