[R-SIG-Mac] Permanently change default console font

Mike Lawrence Mike.Lawrence at dal.ca
Sat Apr 24 02:11:08 CEST 2010

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the reply. Indeed, I had already noticed in the source that
the app was simply asking the system for its default fixed width font.
I've searched for how to change this default but come up with nothing
(searched system preferences, fontbook, google, etc). Any suggestions?


On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM, Simon Urbanek
<simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> On Apr 23, 2010, at 4:24 PM, Mike Lawrence wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Sorry if this has been asked already, but I couldn't find any references to it in the list archives. Is there any way to change the default font of the mac GUI? If I open the app I can change the size of the font and this change persists even if I close and re-open the app, but changes in the font itself do not persist. I've played around with the source code, but can't seem to find what I'd need to modify to set a new default font (14pt Menlo, for example).
> Currently there is no way to change the font family - it is always left to the system to specify the font, GUI is just asking for fixed-width font. It is the default font for a given user so in theory by changing the default fixed width font for your account you will also change it in the GUI. You could add it to the wish list, though.
> Cheers,
> Simon
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