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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     loadfont -- pcvt utility for loading fonts into VGA/EGA boards

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 downloading

     -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.

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

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     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

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     No known bugs

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     cursor(1), scon(1), pcvt(4), ispcvt(8)

FreeBSD 5.2.1			March 27, 2000			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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