Powershell 4.0 hates Lucida Console and switches to raster fonts
Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/25
A long time ago I started writing up my blog post like this in March 2015 when I bumped into this the first time when upgrading from PowerShell 2 to PowerShell 4:
It seems there is no real workaround:
Good and not so good news: after reading the below linked posts, this is what works:
- PowerShell 4 and up works fine with any Lucida Console size (including 12) and boldness
- only when the “Language for non-Unicode programs” is set to “English (United States)”.
- PowerShell 4 works fine with Consolas on any size and boldness
- for any “Language for non-Unicode programs”
So if you’re like me and switch between “Dutch (Netherlands)” and “English (Ireland)” a lot (both use the EURO as currency, but have distinct enough other locale settings to cover a lot of European stuff) then you need to get used to the Consolas font.
- Setting the font of a PowerShell console to Lucida Console won’t work | Emil’s Lost & Found Archive
- Unable to set the default PowerShell font to Lucida Console – markwilson.it