bdf2psf - font converter to generate console fonts from BDF source fonts

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Distribution Debian Sid
Repository WTF amd64
Package filename bdf2psf_10_all.deb
Package name bdf2psf
Package version 10
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <>
Download size 53.79 KB
Installed size 225.00 KB
This package provides a command-line converter that can be used in
scripts to build console fonts from BDF sources automatically. The
converter comes with a collection of font encodings that cover many
of the world's languages. The output font can use a different
character encoding from the input. When the source font does not
define a glyph for a particular symbol in the encoding table, that
glyph position in the console font is not wasted but used for another
When deciding about the position in the font for a particular glyph,
the converter takes into account that in text video modes the video
adapter copies the eighth column of the glyph matrix of symbols
positioned in the pseudographic area to the ninth column. In order to
create fonts for text video modes, the width of the glyph matrix of
the source BDF font should be seven, eight, or nine pixels; otherwise the
converter creates fonts suitable for framebuffer only.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bdf2psf_10_all.deb 10 all WTF
bdf2psf_1.191_all.deb 1.191 all Debian Main
bdf2psf_1.191_all.deb 1.191 all Debian Main
bdf2psf - - -


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Type URL
Binary Package bdf2psf_10_all.deb
Source Package console-setup

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb {DISTRO_URL} sid wtf
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-get install ca-bundle apt-transport-https wtf-debian-keyring
  4. Install bdf2psf deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bdf2psf

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