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NAME
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] wsfontload -l
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 sym- bolic 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. -l Print a list of fonts that have been loaded or are built-in to the kernel. -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 configu- ration file.
FILES
/etc/wscons.conf /usr/share/wscons/fonts
EXAMPLES
Load the ISO-encoded 16x32 Spleen font and switch the first console screen to use it: # wsfontload -w 16 -h 32 -e iso -N spleen32 \ /usr/share/wscons/fonts/spleen-16x32.fnt # wsconsctl -dw font=spleen32 Load the IBM-encoded 88-font from the wscons(4) distribution: # wsfontload -N myname -h 8 -e ibm /usr/share/wscons/fonts/vt220l.808 This (or another 88-font) is necessary to use the 50-line screen type on vga(4) displays.
SEE ALSO
wscons(4), wsconscfg(8), wsconsctl(8)
BUGS
Many features are missing. There is no way to remove a loaded font. NetBSD 9.99 April 24, 2021 NetBSD 9.99
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