I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 with the Awesome window manager. Is there a set of programs where can I set system-wide fonts? In particular the monospaced font?

I can set the system-wide sans font for Qt using qtconfig-qt4.

I can set the system-wide sans font for GTK using lxappearance (this might affect Qt's font).

I can also set system-wide anti-aliasing and hinting using lxappearance.

However, how can I set the system-wide monospace font for Qt and GTK? Right now it is set to Monospace 12 which is rendering huge.

I see so many methods and variations for changing font settings that I don't know which ways are remotely proper, and half of which are specific to a specific desktop environment (e.g., Gnome, KDE, Unity, etc.).

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I found this to be working: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface monospace-font-name 'Noto Mono 11' (Probably not all apps, gedit changes instantly)

  • That looks pretty GNOME specific. Does that set the GTK font if you're not running GNOME? Mar 15, 2017 at 13:43
  • Did not try it with anything else, but I guess only GNOME apps respect it.
    – aularon
    Mar 16, 2017 at 13:13

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