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Archive for the ‘Lucida Console’ Category

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/Archive.is] 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
Name=00
Data=Font Name” (without “”)

Into the following registry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont

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:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

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

–jeroen

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JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers | JetBrains: Developer Tools for Professionals and Teams

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/30

Font I want to try out: [Archive.is] JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers | JetBrains: Developer Tools for Professionals and Teams.

It has a large X-height and is sans serif, just like the lovely [WayBack] Lucida Console font, which I have been using for almost 3 decades.

So I wonder if JetBrains Mono can convince me to switch away from Lucida Console: no other monospaced font has convinced me yet (:

Via: [Archive.is] Matt Ellis on Twitter: “JetBrains Mono. A really nice, open source, ligature friendly, developer typeface. I’ve been using this for a while now, it’s my default font. And a really cool landing page! “

Edit 202109301T1300

JetBrains is discussing on how to update the Chocolaty support, see the twitter posts below:

Referred repositories in that thread:

–jeroen

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Interesting font comparison site (Courier New versus Lucida Console versus Consolas)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/31

Font comparisons:

Via: [WayBackI forgot in which version of Windows, the command prompt defaulted to the Consolas font… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Based on this, I found more font identification sites:

I tried both at  and  (used bySource: “techorama” – Google Search), but only WhatTheFont managed to get the glyphs and font similar fonts on both, and Matcherator got the glyphs wrong in both images, even after manually cropping.

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belluzj/fantasque-sans: A font family with a great monospaced variant for programmers.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/11

On my list of mono-spaced programmer fonts to try (and see how it compares to my beloved [WaybackLucida Console):

[Wayback] fantasque-sans – A font family with a great monospaced variant for programmers (yes I know it was called Comic Sans Neue Mono, but don’t extend your Comic Sans hatred there).

Source: [WaybackFantasque Sans Mono:

Fantasque Sans Mono: A programming font, designed with functionality in mind, and with some wibbly-wobbly handwriting-like fuzziness that makes it unassumingly cool. Development hosted on Github: [Waybackhttps://github.com/belluzj/fantasque-sans OFL (SIL Open Font License). Category: Monospaced

Via: Ein Font für Ruby on Rails-Entwickler: Comic Sans Neue Mono – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Another font on that list is [Wayback/Archive.is] Hack where I have to do a bit work on fiddling with line spacing.

These are for my TODO:

–jeroen

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Powershell 4.0 hates Lucida Console and switches to raster fonts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/25

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with "English (United States)"

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with “English (United States)”

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 [WaybackLucida 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 [WaybackConsolas 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.

Source:

Edit 20210930: a possible solution

I need to fire up some old systems having PowerShell v3 or v4 on them to test the below possible solution.

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