I have a Un*x OS installed without desktop, I wonder if it is possible to change the font of terminal.
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If you use the Linux console, the best way I found is:
put, for example
Another way is to use
This works for my Debian; it may be different for you.
In Debian, you can also run
Edit - I put together a small page how to setup the font colors. The section that is relevant for this post has the header "the Linux VTs" (= ttys, or "console").
If you want to use nearly any X-compatible font you should have a look at David Herrman's work on