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Re: Very slim Desktop Manager

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:22:07AM -0600, lee wrote:
> Hm, the console font has changed over the years. I was thinking it has
> to do with which graphics card you are using, but I don't know.

I have only very limited experience with the output of graphic cards of
the last 7 years (ah, the power of remote unix administration), but I
have never seen substantial change in the font displayed at linux boot
with vga=normal (before a console font is loaded from disk)

> Isn't it possible to convert/use the console font for X11?

It must be, and I once (many years ago) tried a conversion with no good

For example, debian has gbdfed (
http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/Software/gbdfed/ ) which can import
linux console fonts and can export the "hex" format which is used in the 
unifont packages (which can be used by X).

See the links below: it seems that a ubuntu user was able to use in this
way his preferred VGA console font in gnome terminal.

> It's the hardware what is responsible for the switch in
> brightness/contrast. Did you try to use gamma correction to make up for
> it?

no, I am completely ignorant about gamma correction. The use of the
hardware brightness/contrast change of the monitor is possible, but
useless at best when one is continuously switching between X and

> And I would really like to have the console font for X11. All the
> others are not as easy to read. Why shouldn't that be possible?

me too, but we seem to be about the only ones with this problem, since
debian has a direct solution only for the *opposite* problem (bdf2psf)

Some time ago, I found with Google links like these:

   Linkname: Monospace/Fixed Width Programmer's Fonts
        URL: http://www.lowing.org/fonts/

   Linkname: Hackszine.com: The perfect Terminal (or console) font?
URL: http://www.hackszine.com/blog/archive/2007/11/the_perfect_terminal_or_consol.html

   Linkname: Renaissance Man: What's your favourite terminal/programming font?
URL: http://jack-of-all-tradez.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-your-favourite-terminalprogramming.html

   Linkname: terminal/gnome-console fonts - Ubuntu Forums
        URL: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=14275

   Linkname: [ubuntu] vga font in gnome-terminal emulator - Ubuntu Forums
        URL: http://backports.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?p=5302718

Hopefully your eyes might like these solutions, at least more than my eyes did.

Chi usa software non libero avvelena anche te. Digli di smettere.
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