The default TTY console font size on Ubuntu 18.04 Server may be not satisfactory in many cases. However, there is a simple way to increase or even decrease the font size on Ubuntu 18.04 TTY console by re-configuration of the console font and keymap setup program
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Server
console-setup 1.178ubuntu2.7 version or higher
|Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
How to increase or decrease TTY console font size step by step instructions
To modify TTY console font size is a rather simple task. First, login to your TTY terminal, use the
dpkg-reconfigure command to reconfigure the
console-setup and select appropriate font type and size.
The font size will be automaticaly changed to fit your specifications hence no reboot is required. The following is a step by step procedure on how to change TTY console font size on Ubuntu 18.04 Server:
- Login and execute the
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
- Select the most appropriate character encoding. Most likely the pre-selected default option is what you want unless you have some specific needs.
- Select character set for your language.
- As explained by the configuration wizard there are some pros and cons you will need to consider to select an appropriate font appearance. Test few options to see which selection fits your desire.
- This is the last step, select font size and you are done. After your selection the new TTY console font size will be applied immediately.