ANSI graphics over telnet

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Oct 14 21:39:56 UTC 2005

On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 01:22:07AM -0400, Phillip Susi wrote:
> When you switch to a text console ( ctrl-alt-F1 ) isn't it using the 
> character maps provided by the bios?  That is, assuming you have not 
> replaced them with consolechars or something. 

As I said, we load a custom console font in order to support international
character sets.

> As for the font in X, I downloaded a .pcf font that claims it should 
> support the high ASCII chars and put it in /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc, 
> and ran mkfontdir and rebooted even.  The new font does not show up in 
> the font lists anywhere.  What more do I need to do for it to be recognized?

Try xterm -fn <font spec>

 - mdz

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