Global font

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows




The FONT_GLOBAL environment variable sets the global font.


The name of a font palette entry. (a)


Synergy/DE on Windows uses the global font for the following: application windows less than 132 columns, application windows greater than or equal to 132 columns (if automatic font switching is disabled), and any object that does not have its own font specification.

We recommend that you use a fixed font as the global font when doing non‑Toolkit processing.

When you use any of the FONT_ initialization settings and use the I_FLDMOD subroutine to change the type of a field (for example, from alpha to numeric), be aware that the corresponding font isn’t automatically applied. To update the font, use the D_FLD_FONT option for I_FLDMOD.

Setting location

The environment or the [synergy], [dbr], or [myprog] section of synergy.ini (where myprog is any .dbr file).

Used by


See also


In the synergy.ini file,