27.7.6 Special Default Fonts Dialog

Origin's project file can mix different characters like text, symbols, arrows, and different languages like English (Latin alphabet) and Chinese (Logograms). You may find it useful to globally control their default fonts respectively. The Special Default Font dialog is introduced for this purpose. Once you set a default font for a kind of characters, such as Greek symbols, all Greeks in different places (Graph, Notes, Worksheet, etc.) will be updated accordingly.

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To open this dialog,
  • Select Preference: Special Default Fonts...
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Math Symbol Control the default font of mathematical symbols inserted from Math tab of Symbol Map.
Arrow/Misc Symbol Control the default font of sybmols inserted from Arrow and Miscellaneous tabs of Symbol Map.
Unicode Greek Control the default font of symbols inserted from Greek and European tabs of Symbol Map.
Fixed-width Mainly used for scripts.
Asian Used for Asian languages, such as Chinese, Japanese.
Western Used to set font for Latin characters in a non-English environment.

Note: As listed in the above table, this dialog is used primarily in the Symbol Map or as an Escape code for mixed fonts. If you want to set default font in Toolbar, please use Preferences: Options dialog > Text Font tab.

How it works...

Suppose we compose a short paragraph mixed with Chinese and English. We can specify the font of Latin characters by

\f:e(Latin Characters)
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See how the displays determined by the font specified in the Special Default Fonts dialog:

Default Font
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Display Special Default Fonts 2.png Special Default Fonts 4.png