If you are using a dark/black background then I've only found Terminal 9pt to work for me... which is killing me now that Microsoft released VS2010 without the ability to render raster fonts. It's the only reason I haven't updated to VS2010.
Yeah, I think I've tried about 3 dozen monospaced fonts for a black background. Terminal is the only one I like. The closest is Lucida Console - and a bold version of Lucida Console would likely fit the bill. For smaller fonts (less than 12pt), bold works better on a dark background and a dark background is a fairly common practice with programmers. Although the Bold option is "available" for Plain Text, it is ignored (a known RC bug that was ignored). What strikes me is Microsoft's unwillingness to produce (or allow) a TTF version of terminal - especially since shipping VS 2010.
I've also had a couple of monospaced TTF fonts that were ignored and replaced with other fonts. They would work in wordpad and they were available in the VS options - but they simply rendered as a different font.
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