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Windows 7: Location of the 'Terminal' font used in CMD. (In Windows XP)

03 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Location of the 'Terminal' font used in CMD. (In Windows XP)

I know this is a support forum for Windows 7 so that's why I'm posting in off-topic. Anyway, I'm looking for the Terminal font in Windows XP, but I can't seem to find it. I was expecting to find it in the fonts folder, but it's not there. I don't want any links to other websites that have 'recreated' the Terminal font, just the location of it on my system. Thanks in advance.
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03 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

I don't have an XP machine to test it on but it should be in the fonts folder, i think it is called 'MS Sans Serif'

Hope this helps.

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03 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the response, Jamie. I looked in Character Map, and MS Sans Seirf and Terminal are two seperate fonts (which look different, anyway). Any other suggestions?
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03 Oct 2012   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

See if you can spot it with WinFontsView

WinFontsView: View samples of Windows fonts installed on your system

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04 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Ah, using the school computers is fun, blocked websites are so convenient.
Anyway, I'll have to wait 'till I get home, but I seem to remember seeing 'Terminal.ttf' on Windows 7 (I'm unable to use Win7 right now because of computer problems, that's why I'm asking about Windows XP). I found this strange as I thought Terminal was a Bitmap font and not a TrueType font. Did they update it in Windows 7? I also read that Terminal is spread out into about 8 different files, but I don't know which files those are. Does anyone know?
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06 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

Tried to do a file search on my XP VM. couldn't find a file with the name "terminal" on it that is relevant to a font.
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06 Oct 2012   #7

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Win 10 Pro x64

I did find the Terminal font in my Win 7 fonts, in XP not so easy.

If you look at properties, font tab of cmd you can see it says it is a Terminal font, and Raster fonts is highlighted above it.

Location of the 'Terminal' font used in CMD. (In Windows XP)-capture.jpg

These wiki pages explained a little about them,


Fixedsys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Terminal font family contains fonts encoded in various DOS code pages, with multiple resolutions of the font for each code page. Fixedsys fonts of different code pages have different point sizes. Under DBCS Windows environment, specifying Terminal font may also cause application to use non-Terminal fonts when displaying texts.

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12 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

Aha, I've found more details regarding this. Apparently on Windows 7, the file for the Terminal font is dosapp.fon (and another .fon file, I can't remember the name). Like I said, I don't have access to Win7 as of right now, so I can't just go get it. On XP, I enabled 'Show hidden files and folders' and unchecked 'Hide protected operating system files (recommended), but still nothing. The text in Command Prompt still shows up just fine, and I can even use the Terminal font in Notepad.

Also, is it possible I could change dossapp.fon to dosapp.ttf without distorting it?
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