How can I change the Wikipedia font

Font change font system-wide

If you don't like the font in the operating system, you have 3 options to change it.

Variant 1 in the system settings

Control Panel \ Personalization \ Window Color and Appearance

or right-click on the desktop Customization window color Advanced display settings

There you have the option of changing the font, size and color for every possible element.

Variant number 2 via the registry

  • Type in the start menu regedit and open it.
  • To the path:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ FontSubstitutes
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ FontSubstitutes

go and see the entries MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell Dlg2 to change.

The new font is entered there. A logout, login is enough to see the result.

IMPORTANT: You can't use every font. A large and bold font means that the words in the buttons, for example. then just cut off.

Font Change Font in the msstyles

The original Windows aero.msstyles does not have a string table. This only applies to changed [Visual Styles]
  • Open the msstyles with the resource hacker or another reshacker.
  • Switch to String Table 32
  • Edit entries how you want them
  • Examples:
    • Change font: By replacing the name Segoe UI
    • Display in bold: "Segoe UI bold, 9, Quality: ClearType "
    • Only display capital letters: "Segoe UI caps, 9, Quality: ClearType "
    • Or both: "Segoe UI bold caps, 9, Quality: ClearType"

Important: If the font, the size or something else is changed, it can happen that the names in buttons or other advertisements are cut off.

Then the size or font has to be changed. There is enough choice of fonts.