The standard Windows font selection dialog appears when you select Font in the Options menu. Select the font you want to use and click OK. You can also select a recently used font from the Options|Font submenu.

The font setting applies to the entire file. It only changes the way it is displayed. EditPad is a plain text editor. It does not support any text formatting.

Changing the font via Options|Font only affects the active file. In EditPad, the choice of font is part of the text layout configuration. That is the combination of settings that determines how EditPad displays text. The default text layout configuration can be set for each file type on the Editor page in the file type configuration.

Options|Font only overrides the main font of the text layout configuration. Complex script text layouts may use fallback fonts to use different fonts for different scripts when you don’t have a font that supports all the languages or scripts in your file all by itself. To change the fallback fonts, you need to edit the text layout configuration. Overriding the main font with Options|Font does not disable the fallback fonts.

Fonts with Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters are available in two variants: the regular variant (e.g. MS Mincho), and a rotated variant for vertical printing (e.g @MS Mincho). The rotated variant always has the same name as the regular variant, but with an @ symbol in front of it. In Options|Font, you should select the regular variant, so characters will appear upright on the screen. In the print preview, you can select the rotated variant if you want. If you print with the rotated variant, the text will appear printed vertically if you rotate the printed sheet of paper 90 degrees clockwise. If you print with the regular variant, the printed text will flow from left to right, like you edit it in EditPad.

See Also

Options menu
Options|Text Layout
Options|Configure File Types