Microsoft has released the Consolas font for users of Visual Studio 2005. As far as I’m concerned this is a must-have if you spend any time looking at code.
And now for an extra trick: how to use Consolas as your console window font. Run this command to add Consolas as a valid console font:
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont" /v 00 /d Consolas
Then reboot, and choose Consolas in the console window preferences.