For Linux virtual consoles, the Terminus font works fine on my laptops, but on my desktop, the same font and font size that I use in the laptops is over-sized and looks like banner text. Installing the psf-unifont helped a bit for desktop/console work. Note that this may all change a bit. It seems systemd manages all of this differently. Debian is holding back right now, I've read, but that may change down the line:
In Bash on Debian 9.4:
apt install psf-unifont
Edit the following file: /etc/default/console-setup.
# CONFIGURATION FILE FOR SETUPCON # Consult the console-setup(5) manual page. ACTIVE_CONSOLES="/dev/tty[1-6]" CHARMAP="UTF-8" CODESET="guess" FONTFACE="UnifontAPL" FONTSIZE="8x16" VIDEOMODE= # The following is an example how to use a braille font # FONT='lat9w-08.psf.gz brl-8x8.psf'
I generally use dpkg-reconfigure console-setup instead of editing the above file, but psf-unifonts weren't listed when I attempted that. I'm guessing they would be after a reboot.