To get the standard 80x25 on the console I added:
to the kernel line. I had to edit, as root, /etc/default/grub and then run, as root:
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
to get the new kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.cfg. I also have deleted quiet and rhgb from the kernel line.
On reboot, I get the standard 80x25 fonts on the console. I also don't run gnome. Ben.