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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
-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.
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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