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Posted Nov 1, 2012 16:43 UTC (Thu) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
That brings us to another point: font thickness. Some people – me included – prefer fonts that use strokes at least 2px thick. The default font of many VGA ROMs matches this 2px property, the font you linked (both at 11px and 14px size) uses 1px thick strokes.
1px-thick fonts are prone to being hard to read, especially at [A] high resolution (pixels become small) or [B] your monitor has to do scaling and fitting for your text console and antialiases the stroke. And that's why the Debian font – the one that shows up in the installer – is completely awful IMHO.
Now, if you can upscale bitmaps fonts somehow, then it's all good — but I do not see HQ2X support in xterm yet, nor am I aware of a pcf2ttf tool.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 5:31 UTC (Fri) by cyanit (guest, #86671)
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