[arch-general] What is FONT_MAP for?
gdamjan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 13:30:03 EDT 2012
On чет, 01 ное 2012 14:28:43 CET, "Jérôme M. Berger" wrote:
> Tom Gundersen wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM, "Jérôme M. Berger" <jeberger at free.fr> wrote:
>>> So what is FONT_MAP for?
>> Check the setfont(8) manpage.
> Thanks. So if I understand correctly, it is useful for programs
> that output 8 bit characters that are not valid UTF-8 sequences and
> serves to convert their output into valid unicode for display, right?
some console fonts don't have a Unicode map, so they're essentially an
index -> glyph file where index is from 0-255. A unicode map adds a
"Unicode Code Point -> index" mapping.
Most fonts in /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts should have bult-in maps
(haven't checked though). For those that don't have it, there's the -m
option in setfont or FONT_MAP.
Without an unicode map, you must make sure the loaded font has the same
layout as the charset you're using. Without the unicode map you can't
More information about the arch-general