Narrow font?

Janina Sajka janina at
Wed Oct 6 15:52:59 UTC 2004

This very subject has been fairly thoroughly discussed just this past
week on the Speakup list. You might want to check the list archives at

Also check for this topic from earlier this summer. We've had two
go-rounds on it on the Speakup list in the past few months.

Lee_Maschmeyer at writes:
> Hi all,
> For the past year or more I've been using the parameter:
> vga=12932
> with both LILO (a line by itself) and grub (in with the kernel
> parameters). This gives me a screen of 50 lines by 132 columns if I
> use a font that's 8 pixels high. Very nice.
> But on my new computer here at work, the video card has no width
> greater than 80 columns. The best I can do is 60 lines by 80
> columns. Having the extra lines is very nice, but this dinky little
> line length is going to drive me nuts. (I realize some of you use
> 25x80 screens and consider this the norm, but I come from a primitive
> environment whose name cannot be mentioned except accompanied by
> epithets. Ain't that sweet?)
> As hinted above, to really get 60 lines I have to change fonts to one
> that is 8 pixels high. I've been using LatArCyrHeb-08 because it
> sounds like it would be similar to the default font for Fedora. I
> think these letters are 8 pixels wide but could be wrong. Is there
> such a thing as a narrow font that could give me some additional line
> length?
> For an incomplete discussion of video modes (it doesn't mention
> fonts!) see /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc<tab>/svga.txt (Fedora location -
> your mileage may vary).
> Thanks very much for any info,
> Lee
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