Re: initial font
On Mon, Nov 23, 1998 at 11:57:29AM +0000, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> For a boot floppy I am interested in a space-saving way of getting a
> console font with a few extra characters.
> Presumably the kernel itself contains some initial font. Can this
> initial font be redefined - preferably without recompiling the kernel,
> if possible?
> Otherwise, is the kernel's initial font universally fixed so that I can
> safely add a few characters to it at run time without worring about
> incompatible styles? What about the size of the initial font? Is this
> guarranteed to be 8x16?
> (Basically I'm asking which of those two approaches would be less of a
> maintenance hazzard.)
I think there's no need to mess with the kernel -- simply use the FONT
option in syslinux.cfg. From the documentation:
> FONT filename
> Load a font in .psf format before displaying any output
> (except the copyright line, which is output as ldlinux.sys
> itself is loaded.) SYSLINUX only loads the font onto the
> video card; if the .psf file contains a Unicode table it is
> ignored. This only works on EGA and VGA cards; hopefully it
> should do nothing on others.
- initial font
- From: Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <firstname.lastname@example.org>