vga_gettextfont, vga_puttextfont - get/set the font used in text mode
void vga_gettextfont(void *font);
void vga_puttextfont(void *font);
The functions gives access to the buffer where svgalib saves the font used by
the kernel. This is used by the restorefont
(1) utilities to restore a possibly screwed console font.
The font buffer occupies 8192 bytes. However, versions 1.2.13 and later use a
larger buffer internally and the size of the buffers passed to
(3) and vga_puttextfont
(3) can be set with
The functions give access to the internal buffers of svgalib, not
font tables of the VGA card. This means that both functions must be called in
graphics mode and a newly set font takes effect only at the next
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller
<email@example.com>. The exact source of the referenced
function as well as of the original documentation is unknown.
It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original
author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to this first
version of the svgalib manual.