S T R U C T O R I Z E R - User Guide
Preferences > Font

Preferences menu with Font item

On the dialog shown in the following screenshot you can change the font that is used to draw your diagrams.

Font chooser dialog of version 3.30

You need to choose a font that supports Unicode. Check the test string in the font dialog and make sure you see an arrow (←), the symbol for an empty set (∅), and the compound comparison operator symbols (≠, ≤, ≥) between the brackets.

The following fonts should be fine (as far as available):

  • Arial Unicode
  • Dialog
  • Lucida Bright
  • Lucida Sans
  • Lucida Sans Unicode
  • Monospaced
  • OpenSymbol
  • SansSerif
  • Serif

If you just want to size up or down the current font then you might use the toolbar speedbuttons Toolbar font resizing speedbuttons or key combinations <Ctrl><Numpad+> / <Ctrl><Numpad-> instead. Since version 3.28-01 you may alternatively use the mouse wheel with <Ctrl> key pressed (zoom function).

Note: The font chosen here is only used for drawing the diagrams. It is not subject to the GUI Scaling preference. Both are completely independent.

Before version 3.28-08, the element padding (the margin around the text) had been constant, i.e. independent of the font size. This way, with a larger font, the text used to occupy a relatively greater share of the enclosing element than with a small font:

The same diagram in different font sizes with fixed padding
Large font Small font
Diagram with large font and fix padding Diagram with small font and fix padding

Now (i.e. since version 3.28-08) the padding is by default relative to the font size such that the proportions of the diagram will no longer degrade on changing the font size. For backward compatibility, however, a checkbox was added to the font dialog allowing to force the traditional fix padding again:

Font chooser dialog of version 3.26-08

At the same occasion the line spacing was somewhat reduced, which particularly affects multi-line instruction elements.