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18 May 2016

HOWTO: Change the Terminal font size on Raspberry Pi

by Steven B. Combs, Ph.D.
tags: howto - raspberrypi - terminal - font - raspian

If you connect a Raspberry Pi to an HDMI monitor, you may find the terminal font size to be a bit small; especially if the monitor sits a foot or more away. This post demonstrates how to choose a different font size.

Steps

If your Raspberry Pi boots to the desktop environment, exit the GUI to see the command prompt. You can use the sudo raspi-config utility to modify the boot options for the Raspberry Pi if you always want to boot to the command prompt.

Package Configuration - Configuring console-setup

Package Configuration - Configuring console-setup

Package Configuration - Configuring console-setup

Package Configuration - Configuring console-setup

When the Raspberry Pi reboots, it will now use the selected font to display the console and command prompt. In my case, I have a monitor about four feet from my desk. The font size I use allows me to enter commands from my wireless Logitech K400 Plus comfortably.

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