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vga_gettextfont(3)            Svgalib User Manual           vga_gettextfont(3)

       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

       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 <[email protected]>. 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 <[email protected]>.

       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.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)              27 July 1997               vga_gettextfont(3)
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