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Legacy Windows: Why are console windows limited to Lucida Console and raster fonts? – The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/08/15

I think this holds to or maybe even including Windows Vista: [Wayback] Why are console windows limited to Lucida Console and raster fonts? – The Old New Thing

The workaround is in KB247815.

Luckily, many old KB articles are still in the BetaArchive (see the blog post Source: Missing a KB article? Try the Microsoft KB Archive – BetaArchive Wiki last month), including [Wayback/] Microsoft KB Archive/247815 – BetaArchive Wiki

Windows NT 4 / Windows 2000: Necessary criteria for fonts to be available in a command window

An unsupported work around is available by adding the following font specific entry:

Add a String Value
Data=Font Name” (without “”)

Into the following registry:


The name needs to be incrimented with “0” for each additional font. The Data entry needs to match the font’s entry in the following registry location:


Via: [Wayback/] Hack does not show up in the font list for Windows command-prompt · Issue #147 · source-foundry/Hack


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