[kde] How do I get KDE Konsole to support VGA Fonts - sabvga.pcf

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Oct 21 00:20:44 BST 2004

Joe Riley wrote:
> i use to be able to stick them in /opt/kde/share/fonts, and trick 
> konsole into loading them but i cant seem to do it anymore, what's the 
> secret?
> has anyone here been able to get konsole to load vga fonts (as in 
> special ansi graphics fonts)

The common wisdom is that to use the font, it must be found by FontConfig.

Try running [as root]:

	fc-cache -v

and see if it lists the directory where you have the font installed.

However, I can choose under: "Settings -> Font -> Custom" the VGA font for 
DOSemu which is installed in: "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc", but it is NOT 
cached with FontConfig in the: "fonts.cache-1" file.  So, I really don't know.

Remember! You can NOT use proportional spaced fonts in Konsole.

You might also want to try MS LineDraw which is a TrueType font.


This font supports CP-432 [US IBM PC], but I don't know if you can get Konsole 
to use CP-432.  Actually, if you could get Konsole to use CP-432 there are other 
fonts that you could use since the (at least some) special PC glyphs are in UniCode.
The line drawing glyphs are on page 27 (25 Hex).

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