- In rare cases the new font sizes aren't listed in the font settings
of DOS-Boxes and console windows of Windows NT4, 2000 and XP even
the fonts are installed correctely.
So far I've not been able to reproduce it and I've no idea what's
the reason. So test it before you buy it!
Here you can download the tool 'Fix Fonts Folder':
Maybe this helps.
Or this text from the MS knowledge base
If nothing helps, you can try the harder way.
If you open the SYSTEM.INI in your Windows folder you will see something like this:
If you change the first or one oft '80' items to NewDOS.fon, New850.fon or however your font files are named, the new sizes should appear in the list. Maybe a restart is required.
The same settings are found in the registry too under
and another one to try under
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WOW\boot (oemfonts.fon)
Under Windows 2000 and higher there is the default font for consoles and DOS boxes in the registry. For a western european Windows, the default font is vga850.fon. By editing and executing this reg file, you can enforce a different default font, for instance NewDOS.fon:
Since Windows 10 Release 1607 it's all screwed up. Additional raster fonts are still listed in the console's settings dialog but only the Windows fonts are actually used. The option "Use legacy console" in the console windows settings makes other fonts work again but this disables even the most basic enhancements as pasting from clipboard by pressing Ctrl+V.
- It's not possible to install more than one codepage at the same
time. Windows offers then the same font sizes twice and in the
preview it really uses the different fonts. But for the DOS-Box
it always uses the same.
You can solve it by opening the fonts you want with Softy and
save them then to a new font file. But each size only once!