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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

     wsfontload [-Bbv] [-e encoding] [-f wsdev] [-h height] [-N name] [-w width] [fontfile]

     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 speci-
     fied 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

     -e encoding  Sets the encoding of the font.  This can be either a symbolic abbreviation or a
		  numeric value.  Currently recognized abbreviations 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 configuration file.

     /etc/wscons.conf /usr/share/wscons/fonts

	   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, wscon-
     sctl's default) to this alternate font.

     wscons(4), wsconscfg(8), wsconsctl(8)

     Many features are missing.

     There is no way to remove a loaded font.

BSD					   May 4, 2003					      BSD
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