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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 08:13:25 +0000 (UTC)
Paul Hartman posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:24:50 -0600 as excerpted:

> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
>> I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version,
>> console8x8, pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days.  Unfortunately,
>> google isn't of much help in finding a current package with it
>> included, partly because a search on console font yields all sorts of
>> hits on fonts for the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight
>> unfortunately named) console font!  That said, it /does/ seem the font
>> was part of the kde3 konsole package for many years (but is not part of
>> the konsole4 package).
>>
>> Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
>> knows a current package containing it.  The files will be
>> console16x8.pcf (perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed)
>> and console8x8.pcf.
> 
> Perhaps you're looking for sys-apps/kbd which (on my system) contains a
> load of consolefonts.

Yes it does, but none of them is actually the font /named/ console, the 
one I'm looking for.  

And FWIW, that's precisely the problem I came up trying to google the 
thing too -- I get all sorts of hits for console fonts (with other 
names), but not /the/ "console" font!  The only way I figured to sort 
that out was to google the filename, console16x8.pcf, but while that did 
come up with a reasonable number of hits, even most of those are false-
negatives in terms of actually figuring out what package it is, as 
they're mostly font-trouble posts that happen to list that font among 
others -- they're hits on general font issues, not on the "console" 
font.  And the few I /did/ find... were kde3 era konsole package, which 
apparently did used to contain it, tho the kde4 era package does not.

But thanks for the reply.  You tried!

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman



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-- Duncan
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