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How to change the Windows XP console font?

How to change the Windows XP console font?

I have been using Cleartype and Vista fonts on Windows XP for quite a while now. I love the Consolas font for working with source code. I would love to have it as the font of my Windows console (command) window too. Is there a way to do this?

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bert [Entry]

"Create a backup of the windows registry.

On regedit, navigate to
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont

Right click on the right pane, select New -> String value.

Write 00 as the entry name.

Right click on the new entry, click on Modify.

Write the name of the desired font on the Value data field. That value should match one of the entries on HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

If you want to add additional fonts, repeat the previous steps, adding a 0 to the entry name each time (that is, the third entry should be 000 and so on).

Reboot your PC to apply the changes.

Open a console window, right click on the title bar, select Properties.

Select the Font tab. The new fonts should appear on the list.

Before doing any of this, please read the article ""Why are console windows limited to Lucida Console and raster fonts?"", which explains in great detail why you shouldn't do that anyway."
bert [Entry]

See also How to set the command prompt font on XP? on Server Fault.
bert [Entry]

"Just for the instance.
Another console terminal replacement: eugeny.github.io/terminus/
Based on the Electron supported from Windows 7 and higher.
But neverless you can try to replace the Electron with the Windows XP version: discuss.atom.io/t/electron-windows-can-support-xp/29428"
"Just for the instance.
Another console terminal replacement: eugeny.github.io/terminus/
Based on the Electron supported from Windows 7 and higher.
But neverless you can try to replace the Electron with the Windows XP version: discuss.atom.io/t/electron-windows-can-support-xp/29428"