Re: Bug#347696: console-terminus: Font name changes will break D-I beta1
(moving this to -boot as we're now outside the scope of the original
bug. I don't know whether you're still subscribed to -boot so keeping
> > BTW, I intend to push a more general use of Terminus fonts which seem
> > to me way more complete...and nice.....than fonts from console-data.
> BTW, the most complete console font is Fixed16 from console-setup.
> For example it supports Armenian, Georgian, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese
> -- languages that are currently completely unsupported on the console.
> The only alphabet that can be supported on the console but is not
> supported by Fixed16 is the Ethiopian. On the other hand Terminus is
> nice and I am in favour of its more general use.
Let's try to be precise here. I don't find any font named "Fixed16" so
I'll assume you're talking about the font(s) named
Could you comment about the possible drawbacks of using the 512 glyphs
fonts for the default console we install with d-i?
> I plan to upload console-setup the coming weekend.
Wonderful. I think that console handling (input AND output) will
definitely be one of the post-beta2 concerns for D-I. We really might
need you following this closely as well as other specialists of this
part such as Eugenyi Meschscheryakov, Denis barbier and Alastair
> > Except maybe the case of the Cyrillic "K".....:)
> The upstream sent me a patch so the Cyrillic "K" is OK now. :-)
Yay ! So Terminus fonts definitely qualify for Cyrillic as well. Will
be post-beta2 but good news.