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I'm looking for a way to get a nicer font (Times New Roman or whathaveyou) on my command-line text-only system.

That's right, I'm talking about a system without a window manager, and without X.

I'm not talking about having multiple fonts, or "rich text" -- Just to change the one and only crappy default console font.

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setfont loads the EGA/VGA font tables. Look in /lib/kbd/consolefonts for candidates, and the man page for more info.

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Or /usr/share/consolefonts/ under Gentoo with kbd-1.15.2. – Benjamin Bannier Jun 29 '10 at 1:48
    
At least on Debian Linux, it's /usr/share/consolefonts. – sleske Jun 29 '10 at 1:48

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