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Fedora 20 Console Font?

asked 2014-02-16 14:56:02 -0500

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updated 2014-10-01 11:56:23 -0500

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I know how to edit the console font on Centos 6.5 by editing the SYSCONF entry in the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file, but I suspect this has changed in Fedora 20.

I have a laptop with a HiDPI high resolution screen (3200 x 1800 pixels) that is handled surprisingly well by Gnome 3.10 but I often work in a TTY terminal (alt ctrl F2-F6) and the font there is tiny.

How do adjust the font in the TTY terminal under Fedora 20?

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answered 2014-04-30 10:27:53 -0500

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The console font should be adjustable either by setting the FONT variable in /etc/vconsole.conf or vconsole.font in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in /etc/default/grub. Since none of them seem to work at the moment you can add the following to your bashrc as a temporary workaround:

# Change font when on a TTY
if [ $TERM = linux ]; then
    setfont Lat2-Terminus16

Replace Lat2-Terminus16 with your font of choice.

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answered 2014-03-26 10:52:34 -0500

Black gravatar image

I guess this


is the answer to your question, you have to edit


to change the font, read the answer to the question #33145 and you will see how you can do this.

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answered 2014-02-17 12:06:06 -0500

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updated 2014-02-17 12:07:13 -0500

Without the need of installation of an external program, you can use the setfont command and select one of the available fonts. All available font are included under the /usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts/ directory. You can switch to a TTY , say.. CTRL+ALT+F2 (TTY2) and check some of these fonts to see if they fit your needs.

You can use tab completion in order to list them all and select some of them. As an example, I've found one of the biggest fonts in the directory,


setfont /usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts/latarcyrheb-sun32.psfu.gz

For further info and how you can set it permanently for the specific console (TTY) read man setfont

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answered 2014-02-17 02:48:50 -0500

Glenn gravatar image

updated 2014-02-17 02:49:44 -0500

I'm not so sure this is the "answer" you're looking for but what I often do is install the terminus fonts for just this reason.

yum -y install terminus*
setfont ter-p22b

Of course you can do this with any font you wish to use.

This change is not permanent. When you open a terminal again you will need to execute the setfont command again.

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