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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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You could look at the following page.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/noteworthy-linux-console-fonts/

It requires your OS to have framebuffer installed and enabled.

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If you use the Linux console, the best way I found is:

in

/etc/default/console-setup

put, for example

CHARMAP="UTF-8"
CODESET="Lat7"
FONTFACE="Terminus"
FONTSIZE="28x14"

Another way is to use setfont:

setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-Terminus28x14.psf

This works for my Debian; it may be different for you.

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").

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