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I'm running a 10.04 server at home. Is it possible to install the new Ubuntu font used in the 10.10 Desktop versions on my server and configure it so the console uses it when I hook up a monitor to it while I'm working on it (for when SSH isn't working)?

Thanks for your help!!

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No idea really but you can probably figure it out with man setfont and /etc/default/console-setup. See this thread ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=329369. If you find out make sure to post the answer here! –  Olivier Lalonde Nov 20 '10 at 10:09
    
Cool, I'm going to mess around with the font settings and as soon as a the monospaced Ubuntu font is ready I'll post the answer (unless it's going to be the default font when that happens) –  Evan Nov 22 '10 at 22:07
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The Ubuntu font has no monospaced version, so it's not suited for use in a terminal or console that has fixed width character cells.

In addition, console fonts are special bitmap fonts, not TrueType/OpenType fonts (but OTOH it shouldn't be too difficult to create a console font from a monospaced TrueType font).

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Thanks. I didn't know the difference between monospaced and non monospaced fonts. Good to know :). –  Evan Nov 22 '10 at 22:03
    
Actually, there now is the Ubuntu Mono variant of the font. –  WarriorIng64 Mar 5 '12 at 12:16
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Try the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
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