[Pkg-fonts-devel] UW ttyp0 - a multiscript monospaced bitmap font family

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Wed Jul 13 14:26:32 UTC 2016

Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> writes:

> First step is to file an RFP: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1
> That can be done by anyone - also an enthusiastic user or upstream 
> themselves.
> When filed, the most efficient is to then refer to that bugreport, every 
> time discussing/encouraging its packaging for Debian.

OK, I'll look into this. Unless someone else beats me to it, or Uwe
wants to do it himself.

>> In my opinion, UW ttyp0 is the best monospaced bitmap font family out 
>> there. And I'm not alone in that view, since I foud it by googling for 
>> good font recommendations.
> Could you please share some URLs supporting that research of yours?

Looks like I exaggerated this quite a bit.  Those entries were from the
author, so they don't really count for much...

So I guess it's down to my recommendation, in case that still counts :)

The font filled a hole for me at least.  And I have been through most
of what you get out of "xlsfonts -fn '*-m-*'" and "xlsfonts -fn '*-c-*'"
on a Debian sid system with most of the packages matching
"apt-file -l search /usr/share/fonts/X11" installed.

> What I found that seemed reasonably active maintained and comparative 
> (i.e. not slashdot-style) was https://github.com/powerline/fonts which 
> doesn't even mention tty0.

Yes, there are lots of such good lists.  The problem for me was that
they "only" recommend Xft solutions.  Which is natural since most use
cases are limited to the client and server running on the same host.


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