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I've been having a bit of trouble for some time with the characters
displayed on the virtual consoles (I blame genetics compounded by anno
domini). Specifically, a zero is always displayed with a device to
distinguish it from an O, even though the shapes of those characters differ
without the need of any artifice.
Until recently I was setting my consoles to use en_GB.ISO-8859-1, and a zero
had a central dot; whereas, since I switched to en_GB.UTF-8 the dot has
been replaced with a diagonal bar like a solidus. Not only do I think both
of these are unnecessary, they actually cause me confusion in that they
both make a zero look like an 8! Sometimes the resemblance is so compelling
that I'll happily use the wrong digit in bash commands and so on, so it's
not just a cosmetic problem.
My question is: where would I have to go to change the definition of a zero
character for display on a virtual console? I've looked in a few places but
nothing leaps out at me so far. Possibly, another character set exists
already that I could use instead of what I have, but the prospect of trying
all those available under /usr/share/consolefonts fills me with dread.
In delightful contrast with the VCs, konsole uses a much clearer character
set, but I can't use that on an X-less system.
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