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Re: Default font in Mathematica 9

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  • Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 03:10:17 -0500 (EST)
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On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:09 AM, David Reiss <dbreiss at> wrote:

> On Dec 3, 4:03 am, Brendan Godfrey <brendan.godf... at> wrote:
>> Mathematica 8 had Times as its default font.  Mathematica 9 uses 
Courier.  How do I change it back to Times?  Thanks.
> Which default font are you referring to?  The font for Text cells?
> There are many different fonts depending on which type of cell you are
> considering.
> One thing that has changed in a significant way in M9 is that the
> fonts and styling for the default style sheet Default.nb are very
> different than in V8 and all versions before.  For example the default
> font for Text cells is now Arial rather than Times, and the Section
> cells now have a larger font size and are now colored orange rather
> than black.
> As a general opinion, I feel that this is the wrong design
> choice....

Agreement here!

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