I'm actually trying to solve this very same problem.
I worked it out by reading through this thread email exchange that took place some time ago.
I still need to try this out .
I'll report back if I get it to work.
I was able to create the PSF font but have not tried to use it as a TTY font. I believe that was the implication of the question.
This is the way that I created the font (copied quasi-directly from the link).
Convert the OTF to BDF
otf2bdf -r 72 -p 12 -c C /usr/share/fonts/truetype/incon...a/inconsolata.otf |
sed -e "s/AVERAGE_WIDTH.*/AVERAGE_WIDTH 80/" > inconsolata-12.bdf
(the sed invocation is required because bdf2psf sanity-checks the
AVERAGE_WIDTH property rather than the font bounding box, or checking
the DWIDTHs of the glyphs that it actually uses)
Convert the BDF file to a PSF file:
bdf2psf inconsolata-12.bdf /usr/share/bdf2psf/standard.equivalents \
/usr/share/bdf2psf/required.set+/usr/share/bdf2psf/useful.set 256 inconsolata-12.psf