1.    23 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    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?
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  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
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  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:
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    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.
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  4.    23 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    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.
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