Setting console font with new console script in lfs-bootscripts (useful for more than i18n)

Ken Moffat ken at
Thu May 13 09:14:54 PDT 2004

On Thu, 13 May 2004, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> Conversely: is there any reason I should actually set a font? On my old
> RH systems lat0-sun16 was being used; the closest I can find in the
> current (modern) fonts is lat9w-16, which seems to work fine as well. Am
> I setting myself up for any trouble by just setting this font and not
> making any other i18n-related settings?

 Setting a font is useful to see non-English characters, particularly in
email.  Unfortunately, not everybody uses the same encodings. Latin{0,9}
are essentially the same encodings and should suit most West-Europeans.
All the font does is alter how bytes are displayed, I haven't yet found
a need to set other i18n settings (but then the sort of desktop
applications where it might matter seem to ignore environment

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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