Subject: Re: Replacing kf_8x8.c
To: None <amiga-dev@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alan Bair <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 07/10/1995 16:02:49
On Jul 10, 15:31, Jeff Thieleke wrote:
> Subject: Re: Replacing kf_8x8.c

> > Perhaps this could be an option, as there are some that seem to prefer
> > the pearl font.

The ultimate answer would be to have a loadable system font like there is the
loadable keyboard, but I have no idea if this is even possible.

> It is already an option, more or less, with the fontdump program.  The 
> problem is that new users (and some older ones) don't know about 
> fontdump, or they can't build their own kernels.  Either way, they are 
> stuck with a substandard font. 

I think the biggest problem is rebuilding the kernel, which I why I mentioned
the loadable font above.

> Actually, I have dumped Pearl.font in favor of System2.font on my 
> system.  System2.font might be an update to the current System.font, used 
> on NetBSD/amiga.  I wasn't able to find an Aminet archive with 
> System2.font in it, but I know that it freely available somewhere.
> Either Pearl or System2 fonts would make excellent NetBSD/amiga fonts, 
> and an improvement over the currently implemented font.
> ---
> Jeff Thieleke
>-- End of excerpt from Jeff Thieleke

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