Subject: Re: New snapshot of raster/Unicode console driver available
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Jaromír <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/14/2001 20:40:40
Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> IMHO, X11 BDF font format is not suitable for fixed-size character cell
> console. Why do we spend a lot of memory for a lot of unnecessary 
> FONTBOUNDINGBOX, SWIDTH, DWIDTH, BBX, etc., when we can put even more 
> glyphs in it if we use bitmap format instead?

I think Soda pointed out that there should not be any interim
format, i.e. either wsfontload or kernel should read directly
X11 fonts. The internal wscons representation of the (X11) font
can only use relevant information of course.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
@@@@  Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, dammit!  @@@@