The issue

console8x16 font, which is favorite by many konsole users is unavailable starting from Kubuntu Gutsy and on. The font file itself exist on the system at /usr/share/apps/konsole/fonts, but:

  • The directory is not in fonts path
  • console8x16 is bitmap font, i.e. excluded by default system font configuration.

The solution

Add this to ~/fonts.conf or /etc/fonts/conf.d/99-konsole.conf

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <patelt name="family" >

Then run fc-cache -fv (or sudo fc-cache -fv if you edited /etc.. file)


console8x16 (last edited 2008-08-06 16:22:27 by localhost)