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LOADFONT(1)             OpenBSD Reference Manual (i386)            LOADFONT(1)

     loadfont - EGA/VGA fontloader for pcvt video driver.

     loadfont [-c charsetno] [-d devicefile] [-f fontfilename] [-i] [-s

     The loadfont utility is used to load fonts needed for proper operation of
     the pcvt VT220 driver on EGA and VGA boards into the font ram of this

     The options are as follows:

     -c      Specifies the slot, the font is to load into. EGA boards have
             four slots and VGA boards have eight slots available for down-
             loading fonts.

     -d      Specifies the devicefile to use.

     -f      Specifies the file which contains the font to be downloaded.

     -i      Gives information what type(s) of font do currently reside in
             which slot.  This is also the default behaviour if no options are
             specified on the commandline.

     -s      Specifies the number of scanlines of the display.

     This utility is used only on EGA and VGA boards, as MDA, HCG and CGA
     boards do not have downloadable charactersets available.

     The following fontfiles are available in the pcvt distribution:

     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220l.808:   8x8  IBM II font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220h.808:   8x8  Extension font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220l.810:   8x10 IBM II font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220h.810:   8x10 Extension font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220l.814:   8x14 IBM II font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220h.814:   8x14 Extension font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220l.816:   8x16 IBM II font
     /usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220h.816:   8x16 Extension font

     The command ``loadfont -c0 -f/usr/share/misc/pcvtfonts/vt220l.816'' loads
     a 8x16 font containing the standard IBM characterset II into font slot 0
     on a VGA or EGA board.

     No known bugs

     cursor(1),  scon(1),  pcvt(4)

OpenBSD 2.6                     August 24, 1995                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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