Some historical information from
It is the oldest font in Windows, and was the system font in Windows 1.0 and 2.0, where it was simply named "System". For Windows 3.x, the system font was changed to a proportional sans-serif font named System, but Fixedsys remained the default font in Notepad.
The article Windows 7: Fixedsys as Console Font
There is no font file named fixedsys.*. Fixedsys is a font name mapped to several old raster fonts with the name pattern
*fix*.fon found in the
C:\Windows\Fonts directory. These fonts are aimed at different old terminals like VGA, CVGA and others. On Windows 7, these fonts are:
Some fonts in Windows are rather aliases that depend on the locale.
Changing the locale is done in two places that I detail below.
I don't know if they will help in your case, but you could give
them a try.
For both methods, go to Control Panel > Region, then click on Administrative tab.
Set the language for non-Unicode programs
Click the button Change system locale.
In the dialog, select your locale.
This is not the Windows locale, just the language locale for non-Unicode programs.
You will need to reboot to apply.
Note: the change of the language used for non-Unicode programs gets applied to ALL non-Unicode apps and files. Therefore, if you need to run another non-Unicode app which uses a different character set, you need to change the non-Unicode program language again.
Set international settings
Click the "Copy settings..." button, and you should see a dialog similar to this:
Set one or both options at the bottom of the dialog, and click OK to copy
the language settings from the current user account to the system account.
Copying non-Japanese language settings to the system account should change the
Warning : I suggest creating a system restore point before starting.