bdf2psf - font converter to generate console fonts from BDF source fonts

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name bdf2psf
Package version 1.108ubuntu15
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 214 B
Download size 23.80 KB
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This package provides a command-line converter that can be used in
scripts to build console fonts from BDF sources automatically. The
converter comes with a collection of font encodings that cover many
of the world's languages. The output font can use a different
character encoding from the input. When the source font does not
define a glyph for a particular symbol in the encoding table, that
glyph position in the console font is not wasted but used for another
When deciding about the position in the font for a particular glyph,
the converter takes into account that in text video modes the video
adapter copies the eighth column of the glyph matrix of symbols
positioned in the pseudographic area to the ninth column. In order to
create fonts for text video modes, the width of the glyph matrix of
the source BDF font should be seven, eight, or nine pixels; otherwise the
converter creates fonts suitable for framebuffer only.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bdf2psf_1.108ubuntu15.4_all.deb 1.108ubuntu15.4 all Ubuntu Updates Main
bdf2psf_1.108ubuntu15.4_all.deb 1.108ubuntu15.4 all Ubuntu Updates Main
bdf2psf_1.108ubuntu15_all.deb 1.108ubuntu15 all Ubuntu Main
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Type URL
Binary Package bdf2psf_1.108ubuntu15_all.deb
Source Package console-setup

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bdf2psf deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bdf2psf




See console-setup_1.108ubuntu15_all.deb changelog.

See Also

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bind9_9.10.3.dfsg.P4-8_amd64.deb Internet Domain Name Server
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binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu_2.26-8ubuntu2_amd64.deb GNU binary utilities, for aarch64-linux-gnu target
binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf_2.26-8ubuntu2_amd64.deb GNU binary utilities, for arm-linux-gnueabihf target
binutils-dev_2.26-8ubuntu2_amd64.deb GNU binary utilities (BFD development files)
binutils-doc_2.26-8ubuntu2_all.deb Documentation for the GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities
binutils-multiarch-dev_2.26-8ubuntu2_amd64.deb GNU binary utilities that support multi-arch targets (BFD development files)
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