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Re: TERM & font in GNOME terminal

On Thu, Nov 04, 1999 at 06:29:13PM +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> Matt Porter wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Nov 04, 1999 at 04:24:50PM +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > >
> > > What is the best combination of the TERM env variable and the font in the
> > > GNOME terminal for ncurses and similar apps to look like in console?
> > >
> > > My best guess so far is TERM=color_xterm, but this lacks the graphical symbols
> > > (at least with the lucida typewriter font). TERM=linux gives nonsensical chars
> > > instead of the symbols.
> > 
> > Although I don't use gnome-terminal, the problem is all in the font.  At
> > work, 90% of our installs of Debian/PowerPC are on serial console so having
> > it look/feel like the Linux console is important to me.  I just use the
> > "linux8x16" font with contains the IBM OEM lineart characters instead of the
> > standard ISO8859 character set.  It's kind of cool when all the
> > ncurses/slang-newt apps look identical in color/line drawing when run on
> > VGA or serial console...sercon is just a lot slower. :)
> :)
> I don't seem to have that font, where can I get it?

Hmmm.  I learn something new everyday, I thought it was part of the standard
fonts.  dpkg says it came in kdebase

fwrsl-11:~> dpkg -S /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/linux8x16.pcf.gz
kdebase: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/linux8x16.pcf.gz 

I'm sure there are other fonts with the proprietary line drawing charset in
the standard XFree86 dist.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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