Consolas Font in Command Prompt

I am a font geek and I just love the Consolas font. I started using Consolas in Visual Studio and now I want it in more places. So I sat out on a mission to get Consolas into my Command Prompt.

Here’s how:

  1. Get Consolas Font Pack and install it
  2. Crank up regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont
  3. Add a string value named “00”
  4. Add “Consolas” as value
    ConsolasPost_Regedit
  5. Restart your computer

And voila, consolas in the command prompt:

Before

ConsolasPost_CmdBefore

After

ConsolasFont_CmdAfter