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       vga_gettextfont, vga_puttextfont - get/set the font used in text mode


       #include <vga.h>

       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 vga_ext_set(3).

       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 <>. 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  Hanemaayer

       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