FreeBSD-10.0r. on Lenovo G780 (fwd)

Victor Sudakov vas at
Thu May 29 01:26:53 UTC 2014

Ed Maste 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
> display.

If you put it like this, I agree, of course.

> > 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.

Is there hope for KOI8-R support in vt?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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