So I just found out about the new Consolas font from Microsoft that is being distributed with Office 12 and Vista. It’s a nice looking monospaced font that I think compares favorably with things like Bitstream Vera Mono on Linux, or Monaco on Apple.
Even better, you can easily use it on Windows XP. If you can manage to get your hands on the font file (either from the Office Beta or the Vista RC) you can just install it onto your XP system.
Finally, to get Powershell to use it, there’s a little bit more work involved. Thankfully Powershell to the rescue. “Here’s a script”: that will set the registry up for you so that you can choose Consolas from the Powershell properties’ Font tab.
I’d still like to get profont working properly for powershell/cmd.exe though.

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