[kbd] Few Linux console fonts

Vitezslav Crhonek vcrhonek at redhat.com
Wed Jul 23 16:40:13 MSK 2014

Hello Alexey,

There are few Linux console fonts shipped in Fedora, which
are not part of kbd upstream tarball and I think they could be
useful not only for Fedora users:

- lat0-sun16.psfu, lat2-sun16.psfu, latarcyrheb-sun16.psfu:
AFAIK these fonts were part of console-tools package, which has
been replaced by kbd, nowadays I was able to find it only in
console-data sources ([1], README.Sun attached). I'm not sure
who is the author (Jakub Jelinek?), but they originate from the
sparclinux kernel sources. Also some changes to latarcyrheb-sun16
were made by Miloslav Trmac ([2]).

- latarcyrheb-sun32.psfu:
Created by Tom Horsley (horsley1953 at gmail.com), scaled up
version of latarcyrheb-sun16, the font is useful for big and
high resolution screens ([3]).

All fonts should be GPL licensed.
Please consider merging them into next kbd release.

Thanks and regards,
Vitezslav Crhonek


[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=204470

[3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=617768
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Sun fonts:

these are fonts which have uniform look and feel compatible with the builtin
sun font all sparclinux boxes used to have from beginning (currently it is
font_sun8x16 in fbcon), but add characters for latin0, latin1 and latin2.
lat0-sun16.psf contains all latin1, latin0 (like latin1, but contains Euro,
z<, Z<, s<, S<, Y: instead of some useless characters), VT100 linedrawing
characters and as many as possible CP850 characters, lat2-sun16.psf contains
full latin2 character set, VT100 linedrawing and most of CP850 characters
that fit in.
To use these fonts, you should load the ACM mapping of your desired coding,
e.g. iso01.acm for latin1, iso15.acm for latin0 with lat0-sun16.psf and
iso02.acm or iso02+euro.acm (the latter is a hack which just replaces the
useless currency symbol with Euro, I don't know if anybody is going to
standardize some ISO character set with CE characters and Euro at the same
The linedrawing characters are put into the range VGA displays should paint
it correctly, so the font should be useful outside of sun boxes as well.

			Jakub Jelinek <jj at ultra.linux.cz>

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