Windows 10: cmd.exe: Add a font to list Solved

  1. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.285
       23 Feb 2017 #1

    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. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Feb 2017 #2

    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.
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  3. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       23 Feb 2017 #3

    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. tcebob's Avatar
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       23 Feb 2017 #4

    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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