PC Terminal font..
Posted on 2003-03-26
I am trying to find a font that has its characters 'sorted' the same as the Lucida Console font, but is more solid looking. As an example, in a DOS window you can select TTF version or non-TTF version of the font. This is a serious joke, since it appears that they are actually using the Terminal.fon font for some size, then stretching it where needed to match the 'size' you want, but if you pick one that says TTF next to it, they seem to instead be using Lucida or Courier and accessing the unicode versions of what it in the Terminal font.
My problem is that imho the Lucida Console font isn't 'solid' enough. Check out the 7x11 TFF version in the DOS window and compare it to 7x12 (which is the 'real' Terminal font. Someone has to have a version that looks like the 7x12 version and is actually TTF and therefore actually scalable. All the alternatives that exist, and there are very few fixed width fonts, either completely change it or are like the Lucida version, which 'seems' to have been made thinner to make it feel more like other fonts used for publishing. At the point size I am using it, some characters look goofy, but switching to Terminal to get the better looking font means any foreign characters are wrong when displayed.
Does anyone know of a fixed font that actually looks like the 7x12 size for the DOS window (including general thickness), doesn't need to be made bold to look that way and is actually a TTF?