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WSFONT(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						 WSFONT(4)

wsfont -- dynamic font loading support SYNOPSIS
pseudo-device wsfont DESCRIPTION
The wsfont pseudo device allows display fonts for the wscons subsystem to be loaded dynamically into the kernel. The fonts are loaded dynam- ically using the wsfontload(8) utility. SEE ALSO
wscons(4), wsdisplay(4), wsconsctl(8), wsfontload(8), wsfont(9) BUGS
Fonts cannot be unloaded from the kernel. BSD
April 29, 2003 BSD

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WSFONTLOAD(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					     WSFONTLOAD(8)

wsfontload -- load a font bitmap into the wsfont pool or a wscons display device SYNOPSIS
wsfontload [-Bbv] [-e encoding] [-f wsdev] [-h height] [-N name] [-w width] [fontfile] DESCRIPTION
The wsfontload utility loads a font bitmap into the wsfont font pool (or a wscons device if the device driver supports this). The font gets assigned a name in this process which it can be referred to by later for use on a display screen. The font is loaded from the specified fontfile, or from standard input if fontfile is not provided. The options are: -B Specifies that the font data is ordered right-to-left byte wise. The default is left-to-right. -b Specifies that the font data is ordered right-to-left bit wise. The default is left-to-right. -e encoding Sets the encoding of the font. This can be either a symbolic abbreviation or a numeric value. Currently recognized abbrevia- tions are: 'iso' ISO-8859-1 encoding 'ibm' IBM encoded fonts 'pcvt' the custom encoding of the supplemental fonts which came with the BSD ``pcvt'' console driver 'iso2' ISO-8859-2 (east european) encoding 'iso7' ISO-8859-7 (greek) encoding 'koi8r' KOI8-R (russian) encoding Per default, 'iso' is assumed. -f wsdev Specify the device to operate on. Default is /dev/wsfont. -h height Sets the height of a font character in pixels. Default is 16. -N name Specifies a name which can be used later to refer to the font. If none is given, the fontfile name is used to create one. -v Prints the font's properties before loading it. -w width Sets the width of a font character in pixels. Default is 8. Typically, the wsfontload utility will be executed in system startup by the /etc/rc.d/wscons script, controlled by the /etc/wscons.conf con- figuration file. FILES
/etc/wscons.conf /usr/share/wscons/fonts EXAMPLES
wsfontload -N myname -h 8 -e ibm /usr/share/wscons/fonts/vt220l.808 Load the IBM-encoded 8x8-font from the wscons(4) distribution. This (or another 8x8-font) is necessary to use the 50-line screen type on vga(4) displays. wsfontload -N orator -e ibm /usr/share/wscons/fonts/orator.816 wsconsctl -dw font=orator Load the ``orator'' IBM-encoded 8x16 font and switch the first console screen (ttyE0, wsconsctl's default) to this alternate font. SEE ALSO
wscons(4), wsconscfg(8), wsconsctl(8) BUGS
Many features are missing. There is no way to remove a loaded font. BSD
May 4, 2003 BSD
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