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Oxygen XML Editor allows you to choose the fonts to be used in the Text, Design, and Grid editor modes, and fonts for the Author mode that are not specified in the associated CSS stylesheet. To configure the font options, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Appearance > Fonts.

The following options are available:
Editor

Specifies the font family, size, and weight to be used in the Text mode editor. To change the current values, double-click the text field or click the Choose button. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the font family, font size, and whether or not to bold the text. You can enter or paste content in the Sample box to see a preview of how it will look in the application. If you select the Show only the fonts that can render the sample text option and paste content in the Sample box, the application detects fonts that can render the particular character set and filters the fonts that can be selected accordingly.

Note: On Mac OS X, the default font, Monaco, cannot be rendered in bold.
Author default font
Specifies the default font family, size, and weight to be used in Author mode. However, the default font will be overridden by the fonts specified in any CSS file associated with the opened document. To change the current values, double-click the text field or click the Choose button. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the font family, font size, and whether or not to bold the text. You can enter or paste content in the Sample box to see a preview of how it will look in the application. If you select the Show only the fonts that can render the sample text option and paste content in the Sample box, the application detects fonts that can render the particular character set and filters the fonts that can be selected accordingly.
Schema default font
This option allows you to choose the font to be used in:
  • The Design mode of the XML Schema editor.
  • Images with schema diagram fragments that are included in the HTML documentation generated from an XML Schema.

To change the current values, double-click the text field or click the Choose button. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the font family, font size, and whether or not to bold the text. You can enter or paste content in the Sample box to see a preview of how it will look in the application. If you select the Show only the fonts that can render the sample text option and paste content in the Sample box, the application detects fonts that can render the particular character set and filters the fonts that can be selected accordingly.

Text antialiasing
This option allows you to set the text anti-aliasing behavior:
  • Default - Allows the application to use the setting of the operating system, if available.
  • On - Sets the text anti-aliasing to pixel level.
  • Off - Disables text anti-aliasing.
  • Sub-pixel anti-aliasing modes, such as GASP, LCD_HRGB, LCD_HBGR, LCD_VRGB, and LCD_VBGR.
Text components
Specifies the font family, size, and weight to be used in text boxes within the interface. To change the current values, double-click the text field or click the Choose button. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the font family, font size, and whether or not to bold the text. You can enter or paste content in the Sample box to see a preview of how it will look in the application. If you select the Show only the fonts that can render the sample text option and paste content in the Sample box, the application detects fonts that can render the particular character set and filters the fonts that can be selected accordingly.
GUI
Specifies the font family, size, and weight to be used for user interface labels. To change the current values, double-click the text field or click the Choose button. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the font family, font size, and whether or not to bold the text. You can enter or paste content in the Sample box to see a preview of how it will look in the application. If you select the Show only the fonts that can render the sample text option and paste content in the Sample box, the application detects fonts that can render the particular character set and filters the fonts that can be selected accordingly.
View titles font
Specifies the font family, size, and weight to be used in the titles of the various views within the interface. To change the current values, double-click the text field or click the Choose button. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the font family, font size, and whether or not to bold the text. You can enter or paste content in the Sample box to see a preview of how it will look in the application. If you select the Show only the fonts that can render the sample text option and paste content in the Sample box, the application detects fonts that can render the particular character set and filters the fonts that can be selected accordingly.
Note: You must restart the application for your changes to be applied.