Bug#883566: console-setup-linux: Add a font which is 9 pixel wide
On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 10:57:13AM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> I sort of wonder if this is actually a bug/oversight?
> Is Fixed15 supposed to have size 15x8?
When Fixed15 is used while the graphic card is in text mode (not
framebuffer), the font works as 15x9. However, it has to be packaged as
15x8 because of the way the hardware/the kernel driver work.
> Therefore, I suggest to add a new face called Fixed15x9.
Indeed. These days people most likely use framebuffer so it makes sense
to improve the framebuffer support. Fixed15 is not the only x9 font.
TerminusBoldVGA is another nice font which is developed as x9 font but
is packaged as x8. Also all x8 VGA fonts and the non-bold Terminus font
are designed to look ok if they are used as x9 fonts.