[ipxe-devel] UTF-8 font available? [was Re: better symbol for "->" in Menu?]

Oliver Rath rath at mglug.de
Wed Sep 18 07:21:54 UTC 2013

Hi Klaus!

The PCs I use are uefi-capable, but this is disabled at the moment. They
have also a graphical bios with mouse (!) functionality. Im not sure of
the sense of a mouse capable bios, but there seems to be a market for this.

Unfortunatly your answer does not have a hint for me where to look for
using i.e. semi-graphic symbols or true graphics with ipxe. Am I able to
use an UTF-8 font?


Am 17.09.2013 17:42, schrieb Klaus Espenlaub:
> Hi Oliver,
> On 17.09.2013 17:25, Oliver Rath wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> it is possible to use a kind of "native" arrow-symbol for "->"? Which
>> font is used here? Does it have semigraphic symbols inside?
> I'm not telling you what serial terminal I use with iPXE... just using
> this as an illustration that such a seemingly simple question has a very
> complicated answer.
> If you only care about the PC-defined text mode the answer is relatively
> simple, because the PC charset is rather well known.
> However iPXE has so many options (does EFI provide the PC charset even
> if a system starts in graphical mode?) that the impact is not so easy to
> predict. Sticking to ASCII is guaranteed to work.
> Klaus
>> Tfh!
>> Oliver
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