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Article ID: 247815 - Last Review: March 2, 2007 - Revision: 2.3

This article was previously published under Q247815

SUMMARY

For fonts to be available for use in a command session (Cmd.exe) window (on the Fonts tab in the CMD Properties dialog box), the fonts must meet certain criteria.

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The fonts must meet the following criteria to be available in a command session window:
  • The font must be a fixed-pitch font.
  • The font cannot be an italic font.
  • The font cannot have a negative A or C space.
  • If it is a TrueType font, it must be FF_MODERN.
  • If it is not a TrueType font, it must be OEM_CHARSET.
Additional criteria for Asian installations:
  • If it is not a TrueType font, the face name must be "Terminal."
  • If it is an Asian TrueType font, it must also be an Asian character set.
In Windows 2000, the installation of Console Fonts is no longer automated. This was done to give the console window greater stability in multilanguage environments. 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

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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