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I want to change the font style in terminal and for default gedit as well.So how to change the font type in Ubuntu 12.04?Any help and suggestions will be appreciable.

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Possible duplicate How do I change fonts and adjust their size? – coversnail May 4 '12 at 14:28
Not a total duplicate. Although changing system fonts is covered in the link, changing fonts in terminal and gedit are not. – amc May 4 '12 at 15:06
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Install the gnome-tweak-tool Install gnome-tweak-tool:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool


In fonts you can change the system wide font.

For gedit:


For terminal: terminal

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Not sure about the editor but for the terminal just change the font for the default profile from the

Edit -> Profile menu



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For the terminal, you can right-click in the content window (not the title bar), and choose 'Profiles', then 'Profile preferences'. You then get the same dialog as showed in 0x00F's answer

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