Font fallback for CJK characters should follow Visual Studio

edited October 2020

For following code:

var pi = 3.14;
var ch = "这是一些中文";

And font set to default(Consolas), looks like this in LINQPad:

The Chinese characters is different than Visual Studio(which also already set font to "Consolas"):

I think the default font for CJK characters is Microsoft YaHei / Microsoft YaHei UI font family (when Consolas is set), and default font for CJK characters is SimSun & NSimSun font family.
Maybe LINQPad can also follow the same behavior using Microsoft YaHei as default font fallback?


  • The editor that I'm using uses User32::DrawText, so I don't think I can change the fallback font from the default which I believe comes from the Windows Registry:
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink

    Keep in mind that Consolas and NSimSun are fixed-pitched whereas YaHei is proportional. Substituting a fixed-pitch with a proportional character may or may not play well with the editor.

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