Changing GUI font in Windows

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Changing GUI font in Windows

Postby TerryWogan2 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:39 am

I'm a recent convert to Inkscape, and am seriously impressed. However, one thing that's bugging me is the font that's being used for the menus, toolbars and so on. It's a small serif font that doesn't look particularly attractive and is inconsistent with the default font used by every other program I have (I've seen mentions of this the reason for the inconsistency?) Is there a simple way to change the UI font to something more readable? I haven't spotted anything in Inkscape's preferences.

Thanks in advance for any help, and apologies for what is probably an embarrassingly n00bular question.

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Re: Changing GUI font in Windows

Postby PNBRQK » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:23 pm

I know this is a 8-year-old thread, but since it is still unanswered let me make a small contribution:

To change the GUI font for a GTK 2.0 based application, create a text file called .gtkrc-2.0 in your HOME directory (On Windows, this is the %USERPROFILE%, or C:\Users\<your_username> )and put the following content in:

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style "user-font"
        font_name="Sarasa Mono T SC 10"
widget_class "*" style "user-font"

the font_name is where you can specify the name, size, and other properties of your favorite font.

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Re: Changing GUI font in Windows

Postby brynn » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:42 pm

I don't remember 8 years ago - not for sure. Currently I'm seeing a sans serif font in the Inkscape interface (version 0.92.3). And I particularly dislike serif fonts, and probably would remember if Inkscape was using one.

Unless the op was using a version older than 0.44, which was the first version I ever used.

Anyway, thanks for the info. Someone may find it useful.

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