Provided by: libsvga1-dev_1.4.3-31_i386
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),
savetextmode(1), and textmode(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
vga_gettextfont(3) and vga_puttextfont(3) can be set with
The functions give access to the internal buffers of svgalib, not the
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 vga_setmode(TEXT) call.
vga_setmode(3), vga_ext_set(3), svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5),
restorefont(1), restoretextmode(1), restorepalette(1), savetextmode(1),
textmode(1), vga_dumpregs(3), vga_gettextmoderegs(3), dumpreg(1)
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <firstname.lastname@example.org-
essen.de>. 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.