I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and so much of my preferences are set as they where in 10.04. I haven't seen much difference in the fonts used by ubuntu, do they have a different name? Which is it?

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It's called the Ubuntu Font Family

In the UI for the font menu it shows up as just "Ubuntu"

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  • Couldn't resist commenting:"Dejavu Sans Mono" is also great for use as the "Fixed width font".
    – jumbli
    Oct 11, 2010 at 4:07
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    The “Liberation Mono” font is also a great choice for the “Fixed width font” setting. Oct 12, 2010 at 0:01
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    Of course, if you're using 11.10 or later then "Ubuntu Mono" (which is part of the Ubuntu Font Family) is the best choice of all, and set by default. ;) Dec 13, 2011 at 23:52

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