How can I add font options for console windows?

A. By default, console windows use the standard Raster font and Lucinda Console. It’s possible to add fonts as options, but the fonts must meet the following criteria: The font must be a non-italic, fixed-pitch font, and it can’t have a negative A or C space. If it’s a True Type font, it must be FF_MODERN; if it isn’t a TrueType font, it must be OEM_CHARSET.

By default, with the exception of Lucinda Console and Consolas, the other fonts won’t work with the console. However, you can download console type fonts, then add them with the following procedure: Start a registry editor (eregedit.exe), and go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont subkey. From the Edit menu, select New, String value. Enter a value name 00 if the value is currently 0, or 000 if the value is currently 0 and 00. Essentially, value names have to be zeroes, adding a 0 for each entry. Set the data in the value to the name of the font, and click OK. Close the registry editor.

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