How to fix garbled console font in Ubuntu 15.04 Linux.

Posted: December 24, 2015. At: 12:24 PM. This was 2 years ago. Post ID: 8605
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The console font in Ubuntu 15.04 can be quite garbled when a console application is loaded that requires ncurses characters to draw an interface. There as easy fix for this.

Messed up console fonts in Ubuntu.
Messed up console fonts in Ubuntu.

Run this command in a virtual terminal or a terminal emulator window.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

Now choose UTF-8 from this list.

Choosing UTF-8 for the console font encoding.
Choosing UTF-8 for the console font encoding.

On this screen, choose to automatically guess the optimal character set.

Guessing the optimal character set.
Guessing the optimal character set.

And choose the Terminus font on this screen.

Choose the Terminus console font.
Choose the Terminus console font.

Now choose the appropriate resolution for your console font.

Now choose the right console font resolution.
Now choose the right console font resolution.

And now we are all done. The right console font has been set and the virtual console will now look as it should.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
[sudo] password for jason: 
Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your system
boots. If you want to update it now, run 'setupcon' from a virtual console.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu15) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.3.3-gnu
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