What is the name of the font that is used in Linux Console TTY 1-6?


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    It's whatever has been configured on your system, or whatever the video card provides. You're apparently using Ubuntu, I don't know if it has a consistent default. Try identifont. – Gilles May 11 '15 at 22:20
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    Maybe by the image it looks like I'm using Ubuntu, but this is not the screenshot of my system, Although the font is same here. I'm using Fedora 21. And I was wanting to know how to find out the name of the font (default or not) which is currently being used by the virtual console. A sort of command. – ksharma377 May 12 '15 at 4:44
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    Maybe some of these could help you: askubuntu.com/questions/97469/… – ZeroNegative Jun 14 '15 at 17:56

The font in the image you supplied is the VGA font (I believe people refer to it as the VGA 437 font, but it's ambiguous; take a look at the wikipedia page.) This rendering is not something specific to Linux – it's your graphics card's rendition. Every graphics card I've used has used this particular rendering by default. I found a TTF clone of it here.

The Linux TTY has other fonts and sizes too. If you want to customize it, try

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
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    Although the command you mentioned doesn't work for Fedora (as it is not Debian-based), but the font looks pretty similar. Thanks for the link! – ksharma377 Jul 25 '15 at 11:12

In opensuse this (or very similar) font is called Misc Console and can be installed from the misc-console-font package.

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