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I want to customize the look of the PowerShell in Windows. When I install new fonts, they work just fine, but I can't find them in PowerShell font selection (only default fonts are there).

Is there a way to install new fonts to PowerShell?

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From This article:

Run regedit.exe and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont.

Right-click in the panel on the right side and create a new string value. Name that value “0″ or “00″ or however many zeros you need to create a new key. That string’s value is the name of the font to add.

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Well PowerShell is a framework, so no you can't install a font to it.

I recommend you use the PowerShell ISE though. I think you'll like it:

powershell ise fonts dialog

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Sorry I think I mean setting font for PowerShell console. –  jsalonen Nov 7 '12 at 18:57
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Windows console is very limited with features... Try console emulators ConEmu (I'm the author) or Console2. Use of any font (proportional also), tabs, smooth window resize by mouse, user-friendly text selection, split-screen, jump lists, maximized/fullscreen, quake-style, transparency and much more.

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Yeah I know. That's why I'm using PowerShell. –  jsalonen Nov 9 '12 at 8:20
    
jsalonen: Maximus was referring to the Windows console, not the Windows Command Processor (cmd.exe). The PowerShell console host is just a regular console application and thus inherits the same limitations. –  Јοеу Nov 9 '12 at 8:25
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