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loadunimap: load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table


loadunimap - load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table


loadunimap [ -C console ] [ -o oldmap ] [ map ]


The loadunimap command is obsolete - its function is now built-in into setfont(8). However, for backwards compatibility it is still available as a separate command.

The program loadunimap loads the specified map in the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table. If no map is given def mapping table is assumed. The default extension (that can be omitted) is .uni.

If the -o oldmap option is given, the old map is saved in the file specified.

On Linux 2.6.1 and later one can specify the console device using the -C option.

Usually one does not call loadunimap directly - its function is also built into setfont(8).


The default directory for unicode mappings.

The default mapping file.


mapscrn(8), setfont(8)