1.    23 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 291
    Windows 10

    cmd.exe: Add a font to list


    Cmd.exe allows six fonts: Conslolas, Courier New, Lucida Console, Lucida Sans Typewriter, MS Gothic, NSimSun. All are ugly and wide. Is there a way to add some other (yet undiscovered) font to the list or substitute one? Arial Narrow comes to mind. Possibly rename Arial Narrow to MS Gothic? Or reach into the exe with Resource Hacker?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    23 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    On my RTM it's the Properties of the cmd.exe/Command Prompt shortcut and mine shows a couple of other Fonts, DejaVu Sans Mono and Liberation Mono plus some Raster Fonts, a few of which were added by WordPerfect.
    C:\Users\berton\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    23 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,829
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    MS Gothic does not even display properly ("¥" replaces "\" etc.), or bold as selected:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017_02_23_21_10_531.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	609.0 KB 
ID:	122493

    Frankly, I see no problem with Consolas at default 16 point when the background and text colours are reversed to black on white

    The old MSDOS type raster fonts change with every dimension change (10 sizes available): I like the familiar old "system" font at 8 x 12 pixels.

    Remember, the console can only use monotype fonts where each character is an equal width to any other, so they may look like any old variety of typewriter font, and you won't get fonts like the Arial family.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    23 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 291
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Right about monospace. I forgot that Arial Mono does not come with Windows so I downloaded and installed it and, sure enough, it appeared on the list. Not perfect, but an improvement.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Looking for a list of MCC awardee list year 2010 and 2011
I wonder if anyone can provide me a link for MCC awardee list year 2010 and 2011. Thank you.
Chillout Room
Revo Uninstaller List Differs from Win10 Progs and Features List
I'm running Win10 Pro 64bit and Revo Uninstaller Pro v3.1.5. There is a huge discrepancy in the installed programs lists provided by Revo Uninstaller and the Win10 Programs and Features control panel. They both say there are 83 installs (that's...
Software and Apps
Font pixelated in WLM message list
I've got an issue that is not earth shattering but is driving me nuts. I've used Windows Live Mail for years. Attached are 2 screenshots of my WLM message list-the first is WLM in Windows 8.1, the second is WLM in Windows 10. As you can see the...
Customization
Blurry font in All video games, I need the font package for windows 10
I have tried clear type, doing the reinstallation of the font packages, but none of them worked and I still have blurry font in games and it makes it hard to read. IF anyone can upload their font folders I would appreciate it. Because Mine are...
General Support
Can i separate quick access from explore list to taskbar pinned list?
it's really getting annoying that i can't see any of the recent used files list as i have too many pinned list, can i have a separate list for task bar pinned list and quick access list in explorer?
Customization
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums