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I know that:

Default font-is just default
Document font-for Documents
Window title fonts is for titles.

What the others are for? What is monospace font? I only know it's a font like any font.

Hinting is for notices like the names of objects in the dock, isn't it?

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The Ubuntu Unity desktop allows fonts to be specified for a number of different display categories:

  • Application font - The font used to display text in application windows. This also changes the font used to display items such as the menus in the desktop panel.
  • Document font - Specifies the font that is to be used when displaying document text in an application.
  • Desktop font - The font used to display text under the icons on the desktop (such as folder names).
  • Window title font - The font used on the text in window titles.
  • Fixed width / Monospace font - Specifies the font to be used when the system needs to display a fixed width font. A prime example of this is the text that is rendered in a Terminal window.
  • Default font - As its name implies, the widely used font.
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i still didn't get what is the monospace font, my items in the desktop in ubuntu font, as it says ubuntu mono. –  yinon Mar 10 '12 at 20:48
    
@yinon See the bullet before the last one which explains what is this font (terminal) –  yossile Mar 10 '12 at 21:06
    
"fixed width / Monospace font" ok, it just i saw it's first name –  yinon Mar 10 '12 at 22:36

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