New Font for the Visual Studio 2005 Editor


I’ve got good news!  Consolas, a cleartype font designed specifically for to make code more readable is now available for download for users of Visual Studio 2005 from the Microsoft Download Center


One important thing about Consolas is that it will only look good if you have ClearType enabled.  You can check the setting from the Display applet in Control Panel.  On the Appearance Tab click the Effects button.  Ensure the the check box “Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts” is checked and that it is set to Clear Type.


Thanks,
Sean Laberee


Comments (7)

  1. Consolas, a cleartype font designed specifically for to make code more readable is now available for…

  2. Sean Laberee on the Visual Studio editor team posted that you can now download a new font called Consolas…

  3. BigJim in STL says:

    I tried downloading and running the setup.exe for this font family.  I received this from the Installsheild setup:

    "The wizard was interrupted before Consolas font family could be installed.  Your system has not been modified.  To complete installation at another time, please run setup.exe again"

    I have tried rebooting and running this with no other apps executing, to no avail.

    Thanks,