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Programming Fonts Collection for Screencasts and Programmers

Console Fonts!

Anonymous (Good with Cleartype)

Anonymous Pro (GREAT with Cleartype)

Consolas (Good with Cleartype - try at 13pt) Comes with MS Office (and free Powerpoint Viewer 2007) Looks Great Big! [Also available in Open XML File Format Converter for Mac ] [Also available as part of Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats ] [Also available with the Powerpoint Viewer 2007 ]

Lucida Sans Unicode (Good with Cleartype) (built-in)

Segoe UI (GREAT with Cleartype) Comes on Windows 7 as the system font (9-pt works wonderfully)

Monaco Truetype (GREAT with Cleartype)

Dina (Not Cleartype) - intended to be used at small font sizes

Inconsolta (Not Cleartype) Great Big! (14-pt)

Inconsolta-DZ (Not Cleartype) Great Big! (14-pt)

Terminus (Not Cleartype) - nice slender, small font - Great on dark terminal windows. Appears as a console font (under cmd defaults - Raster Fonts)

MonteCarlo (Not Cleartype) - another great font for programming in one small size, based upon the Mac screen font.

Tamsyn (Not Cleartype) .fon file - Similar to MonteCarlo - Appears as a console font (cmd defaults - under Raster Fonts)

Latin Modern (LM) (Not Cleartype) - old TeX open-type font in 12, 10, 9 & 8-pt sizes, each with styles.

Sheldon and Sheldon Narrow Tiny 8 & 9-pt fonts - Use the .fon file version, better than the truetype (Not Cleartype)

ProFont (Not Cleartype) 8,9,11,13,17 & 22-pt font - READABLE - Use the .fon file version, better than the truetype

BP Mono (Turn-off Cleartype)

Bitsream Vera Sans Mono (Turn-off Cleartype)

Deja Vu Sans Mono (Turn-off Cleartype)

Deja Vu Serif (Turn-off Cleartype)

Proggy Clean (Turn-off Cleartype) (Bold Function, Slash Zero) - intended to be used at small font sizes

Envy Code R (Turn-off Cleartype)

Envy Code R VS (Turn-off Cleartype) Italics-as-bold for Visual Studio

Liberation Mono (Turn-off Cleartype)

Droid Slashed 0 Mono (Turn-off Cleartype for small sizes)

Droid Dotted 0 Mono (Turn-off Cleartype for small sizes)

Courier New 12-pt (Turn-off Cleartype/antialiasing) (built-in)

Georgia (Turn-off Cleartype) (built-in)

Lucida Console (Turn-off Cleartype - great at 12-pt) (built-in)

Lucida Sans Typewriter (Turn-off Cleartype) Great for dark terminal windows (built-in)

Tahoma (Turn-off Cleartype for small sizes) (built-in)

Verdana (Turn-off Cleartype for small sizes) (built-in)

Comparison of several of these fonts:

Black and White:

Green on Black:


Add TrueType fonts you like for your console font (cmd console) to the registry by entering new string entries to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont] "000000"="Envy Code R"

(The Zeros can be any unique number.)

Replace the string "Envy Code R" with the desired font's name spelled as you see it in the font menu.

You still have to manually change the default font via the drop-down list - this merely adds the font to the list of available fonts.

What drop-down list? In the CMD window, click the upper-right-hand corner icon and select "Defaults" and go to the Fonts tab - that's where you select your fonts from the list of available fonts.

Also, by adding Tamsyn and Terminus, they will appear in the Raster Fonts listing (under the size-numbered entries that appear).
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