If you’re a Windows Command Prompt, DOS freak or a developer who frequently writes console applications. You must be familiar with the darkness output of command prompt jargons. Well there’re many command prompt replacement applications available, that not only removes darkness, but adds a lot of goodies and themes.
Microsoft introduces Consolas Font Pack for Visual Studio 2005 or 2008: Introducing the “Consolas” font Microsoft developed specifically for developers!!
“When we began work on a project to create a new set of fonts which would take maximum advantage of ClearType, we decided to develop a fixed-pitch font for developers - because no one ever thought of their needs, and we realized a highly-readable fixed-width font would make their lives a lot easier[…]
[…]The Windows International fonts team is also working on another version that’ll support Vietnamese, and also the line draw characters that we made to support the console window.”
We call them the C* fonts because their names all begin with C (for ClearType), and we spent a lot of research and development time making them as readable as possible.
Look at the difference Consolas makes, for instance, in the CMD.EXE window. Here’s what the standard 8 x 12 pixel raster font looks like…