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Old 01-12-2010, 02:42 AM
Duncan
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version, console8x8,
pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days. Unfortunately, google isn't
of much help in finding a current package with it included, partly
because a search on console font yields all sorts of hits on fonts for
the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight unfortunately named)
console font! That said, it /does/ seem the font was part of the kde3
konsole package for many years (but is not part of the konsole4 package).

Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
knows a current package containing it. The files will be console16x8.pcf
(perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed) and console8x8.pcf.

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Old 01-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Paul Hartman
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net> wrote:
> I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version, console8x8,
> pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days. Unfortunately, google isn't
> of much help in finding a current package with it included, partly
> because a search on console font yields all sorts of hits on fonts for
> the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight unfortunately named)
> console font! That said, it /does/ seem the font was part of the kde3
> konsole package for many years (but is not part of the konsole4 package).
>
> Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
> knows a current package containing it. The files will be console16x8.pcf
> (perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed) and console8x8.pcf.

Perhaps you're looking for sys-apps/kbd which (on my system) contains
a load of consolefonts.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 07:13 AM
Duncan
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

Paul Hartman posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:24:50 -0600 as excerpted:

> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net> wrote:
>> I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version,
>> console8x8, pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days. Unfortunately,
>> google isn't of much help in finding a current package with it
>> included, partly because a search on console font yields all sorts of
>> hits on fonts for the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight
>> unfortunately named) console font! That said, it /does/ seem the font
>> was part of the kde3 konsole package for many years (but is not part of
>> the konsole4 package).
>>
>> Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
>> knows a current package containing it. The files will be
>> console16x8.pcf (perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed)
>> and console8x8.pcf.
>
> Perhaps you're looking for sys-apps/kbd which (on my system) contains a
> load of consolefonts.

Yes it does, but none of them is actually the font /named/ console, the
one I'm looking for.

And FWIW, that's precisely the problem I came up trying to google the
thing too -- I get all sorts of hits for console fonts (with other
names), but not /the/ "console" font! The only way I figured to sort
that out was to google the filename, console16x8.pcf, but while that did
come up with a reasonable number of hits, even most of those are false-
negatives in terms of actually figuring out what package it is, as
they're mostly font-trouble posts that happen to list that font among
others -- they're hits on general font issues, not on the "console"
font. And the few I /did/ find... were kde3 era konsole package, which
apparently did used to contain it, tho the kde4 era package does not.

But thanks for the reply. You tried!

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Old 01-13-2010, 09:43 AM
Nikos Chantziaras
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

On 01/12/2010 05:42 AM, Duncan wrote:

I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version, console8x8,
pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days. Unfortunately, google isn't
of much help in finding a current package with it included, partly
because a search on console font yields all sorts of hits on fonts for
the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight unfortunately named)
console font! That said, it /does/ seem the font was part of the kde3
konsole package for many years (but is not part of the konsole4 package).

Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
knows a current package containing it. The files will be console16x8.pcf
(perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed) and console8x8.pcf.


I still have console8x16.pcf.gz in my ~/.fonts directory. It was placed
there by KDE3's Konsole but I still use it in KDE4's Konsole. I can
send it to you if you like.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 02:35 PM
Paul Hartman
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net> wrote:
> I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version, console8x8,
> pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days. Unfortunately, google isn't
> of much help in finding a current package with it included, partly
> because a search on console font yields all sorts of hits on fonts for
> the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight unfortunately named)
> console font! That said, it /does/ seem the font was part of the kde3
> konsole package for many years (but is not part of the konsole4 package).
>
> Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
> knows a current package containing it. The files will be console16x8.pcf
> (perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed) and console8x8.pcf.

After further meditation I am thinking that font perhaps came from the
KDE3 version of Konsole... what do you think?
 
Old 01-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Paul Hartman
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Paul Hartman
<paul.hartman+gentoo@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net> wrote:
>> I have a bitmap font, console16x8 and the short/fat version, console8x8,
>> pcf format, from back in my Mandrake days. Unfortunately, google isn't
>> of much help in finding a current package with it included, partly
>> because a search on console font yields all sorts of hits on fonts for
>> the console, not /the/ (obviously in hindsight unfortunately named)
>> console font! That said, it /does/ seem the font was part of the kde3
>> konsole package for many years (but is not part of the konsole4 package).
>>
>> Before I go creating my own ebuild for it, I thought I'd ask if anyone
>> knows a current package containing it. The files will be console16x8.pcf
>> (perhaps with the .gz extension added, if compressed) and console8x8.pcf.
>
> After further meditation I am thinking that font perhaps came from the
> KDE3 version of Konsole... what do you think?
>

Ugh, sorry, it's too early in the morning, I see you already said that. Oops.

You can get the fonts from a really old kdebase tarball, for example:

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/Attic/2.2.2/src/kdebase-2.2.2.tar.bz2

Contains:

kdebase-2.2.2/konsole/fonts/9x15.pcf.gz
kdebase-2.2.2/konsole/fonts/console8x16.pcf.gz
kdebase-2.2.2/konsole/fonts/console8x8.pcf.gz

HTH
 
Old 01-13-2010, 09:54 PM
Duncan
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

Paul Hartman posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:51:54 -0600 as excerpted:

> You can get the fonts from a really old kdebase tarball, for example:
>
> ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/Attic/2.2.2/src/kdebase-2.2.2.tar.bz2
>
> Contains:
>
> kdebase-2.2.2/konsole/fonts/9x15.pcf.gz
> kdebase-2.2.2/konsole/fonts/console8x16.pcf.gz
> kdebase-2.2.2/konsole/fonts/console8x8.pcf.gz
>
> HTH

Wow, kdebase-2.2, that is /really/ old! =:^)

Thanks. I actually have the (two, 8x16, 8x8) fonts available, here, but
they're simply orphaned files. If I'm to create an ebuild for it,
finding a publicly available tarball to use for SRC_URI was essential.
And a kde2 era tarball is likely smaller than a kde3 era tarball.
Grabbing the whole kdebase tarball for two little files seems rather a
waste, but might as well make that waste as little as possible! =:^P But
I don't know if I'd have thought to go back to kde2 without your post.

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Old 01-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Duncan
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

Nikos Chantziaras posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:43:19 +0200 as excerpted:

> I still have console8x16.pcf.gz in my ~/.fonts directory. It was placed
> there by KDE3's Konsole but I still use it in KDE4's Konsole. I can
> send it to you if you like.

Thanks. I have the files (and still use 'em), but they're orphans I'd
like to have properly "adopted" by some font package, if possible.

(What brought all this up is that I'm bringing up gentoo/kde on my
netbook, and was missing the files there, as they're orphans on my main
machine. I transferred them over for now as I really like that font, but
now that I know they're orphaned, I want to have them "adopted", even if
I have to create the ebuild to do it!)

--
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and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman
 
Old 01-14-2010, 06:14 AM
Nikos Chantziaras
 
Default console16x8.pcf(.gz) font?

On 01/14/2010 02:04 AM, Duncan wrote:

Nikos Chantziaras posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:43:19 +0200 as excerpted:


I still have console8x16.pcf.gz in my ~/.fonts directory. It was placed
there by KDE3's Konsole but I still use it in KDE4's Konsole. I can
send it to you if you like.


Thanks. I have the files (and still use 'em), but they're orphans I'd
like to have properly "adopted" by some font package, if possible.

(What brought all this up is that I'm bringing up gentoo/kde on my
netbook, and was missing the files there, as they're orphans on my main
machine. I transferred them over for now as I really like that font, but
now that I know they're orphaned, I want to have them "adopted", even if
I have to create the ebuild to do it!)


Oh, common. That's why ~/.fonts exists and why KDE has a font installer
in System Settings. Having an ebuild for every file on your system
isn't really necessary. It's just a font
 

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