Description of problem:
Screens are getting bigger and higher resolution all the time, yet all the
bitmap fonts shipped with kbd have relatively small numbers of pixels per glyph.
Either the kernel video mode setting should pick a more appropriate mode
than "max resolution" when in console mode, or the kbd fonts need to come
in sizes with more pixels so they are big enough to see.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot runlevel 3 on high res monitor
2. squint a lot.
I used http://www.seasip.demon.co.uk/Unix/PSF/ to produce a 2X scaled
up version of one font to make my console characters big enough to see
(if a bit blocky).
Created attachment 434073 [details]
Scaled up version of latarcyrheb-sun16
Here's the scaled up font I'm using on my system as an example.
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Still a problem in fedora 15.
Thanks for the scaled font, I added it to the kbd package in Rawhide.
The font is placed in /lib/kbd/consolefonts/latarcyrheb-sun32.psfu.gz and can be used by modifying /etc/sysconfig/i18n or directly via setfont command.
I think that's not necessary to scale other fonts for now, latarcyrheb is probably used by majority of users. But I'll do it for particular font when requested.