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WSFONTLOAD(8)               System Manager's Manual              WSFONTLOAD(8)

     wsfontload - load a font bitmap into the wsfont pool or a wscons display

     wsfontload [-Bbv] [-e encoding] [-f wsdev] [-h height] [-N name]
                [-w width] [fontfile]
     wsfontload -l

     The wsfontload utility loads a font bitmap into the wsfont font pool (or
     a wscons device if the device driver supports this).  The font gets
     assigned a name in this process which it can be referred to by later for
     use on a display screen.  The font is loaded from the specified fontfile,
     or from standard input if fontfile is not provided.

     The options are:

     -B          Specifies that the font data is ordered right-to-left byte
                 wise.  The default is left-to-right.

     -b          Specifies that the font data is ordered right-to-left bit
                 wise.  The default is left-to-right.

     -e encoding
                 Sets the encoding of the font.  This can be either a symbolic
                 name or a numeric value.  Currently recognized names are:

                 `iso'             ISO-8859-1 encoding

                 `ibm'             IBM CP437 encoding

                 `pcvt'            the custom encoding of the supplemental
                                   fonts which came with the BSD "pcvt"
                                   console driver

                 `iso2'            ISO-8859-2 (Eastern European) encoding

                 `iso7'            ISO-8859-7 (Greek) encoding

                 `koi8r'           KOI8-R (Russian) encoding

                 Per default, `iso' is assumed.

     -f wsdev    Specify the device to operate on.  Default is /dev/wsfont.

     -h height   Sets the height of a font character in pixels.  Default is

     -l          Print a list of fonts that have been loaded or are built-in
                 to the kernel.

     -N name     Specifies a name which can be used later to refer to the
                 font.  If none is given, the fontfile name is used to create

     -v          Prints the font's properties before loading it.

     -w width    Sets the width of a font character in pixels.  Default is 8.

     wsfontload supports `.wsf' file format that contains the necessary
     information about the font in the font file itself.  Such files can be
     loaded without specifying any arguments, though -N can be used to
     override the font name.

     Typically, the wsfontload utility will be executed during system startup
     by the rc(8) script.  See wscons.conf(5).


     Load ISO-encoded 20-pixel high Terminus font and use it on the current

           # wsfontload /usr/share/wscons/fonts/ter-120n.wsf
           # wsfontload -l | grep Terminus
           Terminus20-ISO8859-1 10x20
           # wsconsctl -f `tty` -dw font=Terminus20-ISO8859-1

     Load the ISO-encoded 16x32 Spleen font and switch the first console
     screen to use it:

           # wsfontload -w 16 -h 32 -e iso -N spleen32 \
           # wsconsctl -dw font=spleen32

     Load the IBM-encoded 8x8-font from the wscons(4) distribution:

           # wsfontload -N myname -h 8 -e ibm \

     This or another 8x8-font is necessary to use the 50-line screen type on
     vga(4) displays.

     wscons(4), wsfont(4), wscons.conf(5), wsconsctl(8)

     Support for `.wsf' font files appeared in NetBSD 10.0.

     Many features are missing.

     The `.wsf' file format is undocumented.

     There is no way to remove a loaded font.

NetBSD 9.99                      June 9, 2022                      NetBSD 9.99