How to Change the Ubuntu Operating System Font

Would you like change the Ubuntu font and you don’t know how to do it? There is a very simple way that is based on installing a couple of packages and using a tool called Unity Tweak Tool. This application that is available in the default repositories of Ubuntu and is very easy to use will allow us to change other aspects of the Unity desktop of our Ubuntu, but in this little guide we will focus on explaining how to change the system font. You have the steps to follow after the cut.

How to change the Ubuntu font

  1. If we do not have them installed, we install the Unity webapps with the command:
sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-service
  1. Then we click on This link, which will open the Ubuntu Software Center and show us the Unity settings package. If you do not want to click the link, you can open the Software Center manually and search for “unity settings” or “unity pinch tool”. Both searches will show the same result.
  2. Once we find the package, we will click on Install.

Install Unity Tweak Took

  1. As always when we install something, it will ask us for the password. We set it and press Enter to start the installation.
  2. Then we open the Unity Tweak Took app which will be in the sidebar.

Open Unity Tweak Tool


  1. We click on sources which is in the section appearance.

Unity of Unit Tweak Tool

  1. And here we can make the changes we want, such as changing the font, size or if we want it in bold, italics, etc.

Fonts Unity Tweak Tool

Care must be taken not to change the values ​​to very exaggerated ones. I, for example, wanted to make a very drastic change to make a screenshot that would look good in this post and I saw how the lyrics got so big for me that it took me a while to access some settings. Of course, using normal values, the result can be very good. What do you think?

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