by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/10/24 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/10/24/9014292.aspx
The other day, Marjan Venema asked over in the Suggestion Box:
For Vista we can use the SetCurrentConsoleFontEx API to switch a console window to use Lucida or another font that supports Unicode symbols. Unfortunately there is no similar API for XP (or 2000) for that matter. It does have a GetCurrentConsoleFont, but no Set... equivalent.
If you have any ideas / solutions for setting the console font on 2000/XP these would be gratefully received!
If only I could provide an answer here, there would be countless people who would be very happy.
Though I unfortunately have no good news to provide; there is no supported way to do it in prior versions....
Sorry about that.... ;-(
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Jay on 24 Oct 2008 4:11 AM:
In this case, is not supported the same as not possible?
Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Oct 2008 7:39 AM:
More or less, yes...
John Cowan on 24 Oct 2008 12:39 PM:
Words to live by, unless you are Microsoft:
"What is not documented to exist must be treated as if it were documented not to exist."
Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Oct 2008 2:45 PM:
Isn't it great how everyone assumes I'll be giving away the store at times like this? :-)
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