kencrum373
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Large print in terminal

Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:33 pm

Hello again,
Is there a way to increase the font size beyond 16 x 32 in the terminal? I do quite a bit of work in this and it would be great if I could get text I could read without other assistance.
Orca does not read the terminal well

kerry_s
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Re: Large print in terminal

Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:53 pm

i think that's the highest for console-setup
what you can do is run "sudo raspi-config" and set a display size.

PiGraham
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Re: Large print in terminal

Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:10 pm

kencrum373 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Hello again,
Is there a way to increase the font size beyond 16 x 32 in the terminal? I do quite a bit of work in this and it would be great if I could get text I could read without other assistance.
Orca does not read the terminal well
16 x 32 does seem to be the largest size available for command line

You can set font size up to 72 point in a terminal under X desktop

An alternative is to set a lower screen resolution. The lower the resolution the bigger each pixel is and therefore the larger the text becomes.

You lose fine details but that may not be as important as having test large enough to read.

Jordan Olex
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Re: Large print in terminal

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:13 pm

Reducing the screen resolution for the sake of font size while losing image quality is very problematic. It all depends on the task, of course ;)

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