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Topic: Default font in Mathematica 9
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George Woodrow III

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Re: Default font in Mathematica 9
Posted: Dec 7, 2012 1:37 AM
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I was poking around in the Package contents (OS X -- I am sure windows has a similar mechanism), and found a file called Default_8.0.nb. I did a diff with the default that shipped with version 8 and found that it was the same.

Perhaps WRI anticipated this issue and included this 'plan b'.

It is also good to learn that Arial made its appearance in the final beta. I was a beta tester and completely missed it.


On Dec 6, 2012, at 4:55 AM, Fred Simons <> wrote:

> The new stylesheet default.nb turned up in the last beta release. I was
> heavily shocked observing this. All my course material, using the old
> default style, now looks terrible. I wrote an angry reaction to wri,
> suggesting that at least users should have the choice using the old or
> the new default.nb, but never got a response.
> Fred
> Op 5-12-2012 9:10, schreef:

>> On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:09 AM, David Reiss <> wrote:

>>> On Dec 3, 4:03 am, Brendan Godfrey <> 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....

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