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Re: Changing the default font to arial

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  • Subject: [mg30745] Re: Changing the default font to arial
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 03:26:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <9ncfs2$pti$>
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CARE:  lower case L and upper case i are he same in Arial.

However, here is one way

- find the default style sheet in C:\Program Files\Wolfram
- save a copy of it (tile OldDefault for example)
- open it

- find the section FormatType Styles
- in this select the cell  Prototype for the style "InputForm"
- menu > Format>Show Expression
- in the result, change  FontFamily->"Courier" to  FontFamily->"Arial"
- menu > Format>Show Expression

Repeat last block for the cells
    Prototype for the style "OutputForm"
    Prototype for the style "StandardForm"

This will leave TraditionalForm using Times.

- menu>Format>Edit Style Sheet >click Edit Shared  Style Sheet

Allan Hayes
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"Roger W." <mp_virtuoso at> wrote in message
news:9ncfs2$pti$1 at
> does anyone know how change the font mathematica uses from curier new to
> arial.  It becomes very tedious to do the work then having to select it
> then choose arial every time.  Personally I can't stand the curier font -
> it is not as elegant as arial and is too "boxy" to adequately display the
> characters.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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