FreeBSD-10.0r. on Lenovo G780 (fwd)

Ed Maste emaste at
Wed May 28 21:25:43 UTC 2014

On 27 May 2014 22:38, Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:
> It would be nice to have a choice of fonts. I am fond of traditional
> larger 80x25 consoles but I respect others' right to prefer a
> different look.

Yes, absolutely.  My point is just that we're better off using the
native resolution, and a larger font, than stretching a 640x480

> The question is, what fonts does vt(4) use, and how do I choose a
> font? The vidfont command complains of "getting keymap: Inappropriate
> ioctl for device".

vt(4) fonts are a new format, and we don't yet install a set of fonts,
but there are some samples in

Setfont is currently a standalone tool in the src tree under
tools/tools/vt/setfont (and is not installed).  It will be merged into
vidcontrol / vidfont in the future.

> Do you mean to say I cannot switch vt from Latin to Cyrillic input yet?

The kernel infrastructure is in place, but we don't ship UTF-8 keymaps
yet, so you'd have to generate your own at the moment.

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