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Changing the console font

The Linux console font can be changed using the setfont utility (part of busybox and installed by default).


Currently packaged Linux console fonts.

Changing the console font

Add the following line to your .profile (current user) or /etc/profile (system-wide).

# Substitute FONT_NAME with the font of your choosing.
[ "$DISPLAY" ] || setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/FONT_NAME.gz

TIP: The same setfont command can be used to temporarily set the font for the current session.