Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I tried following the procedure outlined in this previous answer and it doesn't work: http://superuser.com/a/5079/2366

Specifically I'm trying to add Lucida Sans Typewriter Regular to the choices of Consolas and Lucida Console that the Cmd window currently allows. Lucida Console is in registry key "0" and Consolas is in registry key "00", so I'm adding key "000" but it's not affecting the available choices in the Font tab under Properties, even after rebooting the system.

P.S. I also tried adding Courier New to the choices and it shows up, but appears to select Italic instead.

share|improve this question
    
You sure it is a raster font? "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." –  Oliver Salzburg Feb 17 '12 at 8:47
    
@OliverSalzburg, no it's not a raster font - it's TrueType. The article merely explains why the window will be ugly, not why the workaround won't show the font at all. –  Mark Ransom Feb 17 '12 at 14:39

2 Answers 2

Have you tried using the registry location: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont]

instead of

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont]

since you mentioned it was Windows 7 x64 so you hit the Win32 part of registry in the "Windows32 on Windows64" node (the Wow6432Node part).

share|improve this answer

You may try ConEmu - Windows console emulator. I'm the author of this program.

It allows you select any font, even proportional.

Moreover, you not obliged to install font into the OS, just copy font (*.fon, *.ttf, *.bdf) file to ConEmu directory and restart the program.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.