Empathy use Ubuntu font for the UI, but the chat texts is in the Sans. How is it possible to use Ubuntu font for them too?

Empathy chat texts in Sans


It’s possible through Dconf Editor (installed by default since 12.10) or any other tweak application which enables font configuration.

In Dconf Editor:

Go to org > gnome > desktop > applications > interface,

Change document-font-name to Ubuntu 11 – 11 is the default size of texts in Unity.

The result:

Empathy chat texts in Ubuntu

You can also use gsettings in Terminal, simply by the command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface document-font-name 'Ubuntu 11'

  • Gnome tweak has a Font menu where the Document font can be changed (alongside with Window Titles, Monospace, etc). (Empathy seems to ignore the "bold" specification) – alfC Dec 27 '14 at 2:45

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