80-column text for the Ben NanoNote

neil at dist.ro neil at dist.ro
Fri Jul 16 05:53:26 EDT 2010

Here is a patch to the kernel so it can support fonts with 32-bit color glyphs:


Once the patch is applied, fbcon will operate just as it did before until a
font with 32-bit glyphs is loaded.

Full details on how to use this feature is at:


Fonts with 32-bit color glyphs can make use of SubLCD effects to render glyphs
that are much easier to read at a given point size.  See the (awful) photos on
the wiki page to see the difference.

Please would you apply this patch to the official image so that users need not
patch and rebuild their kernels to make use of color fonts?

Many thanks,

- neil

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