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CONFIG_FONT_8x8: VGA 8x8 font

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_FONT_8x8 has multiple definitions:

VGA 8x8 font found in drivers/video/console/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_FONT_8x8:

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This is the "high resolution" font for the VGA frame buffer (the one provided by the text console 80x50 (and higher) modes).

Note that this is a poor quality font. The VGA 8x16 font is quite a lot more readable.

Given the resolution provided by the frame buffer device, answer N here is safe.

VGA 8x8 font found in lib/fonts/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_FONT_8x8:

Help text

This is the "high resolution" font for the VGA frame buffer (the one provided by the text console 80x50 (and higher) modes).

Note that this is a poor quality font. The VGA 8x16 font is quite a lot more readable.

Given the resolution provided by the frame buffer device, answer N here is safe.

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