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Old 26th October 2017
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Which fonts should be used to get non-English letters (like á,ó,ú,ä,ö,ü,æ,å etc) in console after changing its encoding via wsconsctl? F.ex. in encodings like dk, de, fr etc.
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From Chapter 8 NetBSD guide

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8.1.1.6. Loading alternate fonts

There are several fonts in /usr/share/wscons/fonts that can be loaded as console fonts. This can be done with the wsfontload(8) command, for example: wsfontload -N ibm -h 8 -e ibm /usr/share/wscons/fonts/vt220l.808. This command loads the IBM-encoded (-e ibm) font in the file vt2201.808 which has a height of eight pixels (-h 8). Name it ibm for later reference (-N ibm).

To actually display the font on the console, use the command wsconsctl -dw font=ibm.

If you want to edit a font, you can use the old pcvt utils that are available in the sysutils/pcvt-utils package.
wsfontload(8) also indicates you can pull fonts from other sytems.

There are also some framebuffer options depending on your video card.
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From Chapter 8 NetBSD guide

wsfontload(8) also indicates you can pull fonts from other sytems.

There are also some framebuffer options depending on your video card.
Yes, this is the first thing I went to read about this issue, but I was seeking to know which font exactly can be useful here. Changing wscons fonts with wsfontload didn't help get those extra symbols. I actually didn't notice any visible changes when trying alternate fonts like orator, donna, flori etc. I'm going to try fonts from FreeBSD&OpenBSD, they must be compatible.
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