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I need to change the size of the font inside the terminal Vim (not GUI Vim!). I am working on Windows, what kind of command can I use (I'll map it to a key after that). I do not want to go and change the properties of the console window manually, I need a command that can quickly increment/decrement such values.

Edit after acceptance: I ended up going to gVim

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You have to change your console font size if you're in a console. Please close your question. – user53145 Jan 17 '13 at 3:55
Seems like this question is more suitable for SuperUser. – Maximus Jan 17 '13 at 7:08
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There is no command in Windows for switching console fonts. The best you can do is write your own program which does that. Here's sample code that may help:

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You may turn to Console Emulator (I'm the author of ConEmu). One of its features - changing font size by hotkey or Ctrl+Wheel (by default). It works on any Windows starting from Windows 2000.

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I used Console2 on Windows; it's a lot friendlier than cmd.exe, and allows changing the font and font size as well as resizing the window and some other niceties.

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Curious, did you try ConEmu? – Maximus Jan 18 '13 at 16:52
no; i'm not sure ConEmu even existed when i still used windows – Eevee Jan 18 '13 at 17:11

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