July 9, 2020

How to change font in telegram desktop in Linux and Windows

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Telegram Desktop is a wonderful application to access Telegram in computer. This applications is available for Gnulinux, Windows and Mac. But the main problem of Telegram Desktop is that, we cant change default font from the settings. this makes lot of readability issues in so many languages other than Latin based.  Let see how we can Change font in Telegram desktop application using some quick change in the system.

We have to change the font globally because Telegram doesn’t have the option to change font.

Telegram Desktop
changed font in Telegram Desktop

Change font in Telegram desktop application in Gnu-Linux OS

Create a file at the location ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf

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and add the following content to it. It sets default sans-serif font to Meera and serif font to Rachana. change the font name as your wish

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!— —>
<fontconfig>
<!— Generic name aliasing —>
<alias>
<family>sans-serif</family>
<prefer>
<family>Meera</family>
</prefer>
</alias>
<alias>
<family>serif</family>
<prefer>
<family>Rachana</family>
</prefer>
</alias>
<alias>
<family>monospace</family>
<prefer>
<family>Liberation Mono</family>
</prefer>
</alias>
</fontconfig>

then run

 fc-cache -v.

and restart Telgram Desktop application. this will also change your fonts in all applications like browser.

In – Windows Operating System

Open Registy editor

press Win+R and type regedit

go to the location given below

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Windows NT
CurrentVersion
FontSubstitutes

Change Font  to Required one.

I don’t have a Mac system, if anyone of you know about it add it in comments. This will change the fonts in Telegram Desktop application.

 

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