Apr 16 2018 05:43 PM
Apr 16 2018 05:53 PM
Apr 16 2018 11:11 PM
May 15 2018 10:46 AM
That seems awfully short sighted MS. Nearly every single app allows us to change fonts to a default font. I'm supposed to click on the "Font" button every time I want to change the letter color?
Jan 07 2019 02:05 PM
And "shortsighted" is actually being too kind. It's actually presumptuous, controlling and, at the end of the day, it's just plain poor application development practice. Seriously, MS needs to stop trying to micromanage things that are none of their business, as though they know better. The font I choose to use is none of their business.
In the case of fonts, it doesn't just have a comsetic effect, though that is reason enough. It has a functional impact, as I need to use a monotype font.
Why would MS decide that allowing user's to choose their font is not a "feature" that should be made available?
Jan 07 2019 02:16 PM
Jan 09 2019 04:49 AM
Why do you need to use a Monotype font?
Other than Skype for Business I can't really think of other messaging apps that let you change the default font. Not Yammer, not consumer Skype, not this discussion forum or many others, not WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter etc.
Feb 04 2019 03:15 PM
Why? Because the default font can make deciphering keywords/passwords/site identifiers difficult and error prone. Just this morning I had to debug a problem for a remote user. She couldn't find an entry with a sitecode of 'gavabin'. Turns out the sitecode was actually 'gavabln' and the font she was seeing made it hard to see that was a lower case L instead of an upper case I.
I always change my clients to consolas or courier or some other classic, monospace font so that O 0 I l 1 can be told apart. Can you tell the difference here between that upper case I and the lower case l I just entered? No? That is why we want control of our fonts.
Feb 05 2019 04:04 AM
Yes I can, by entering it in Teams as code using ``` before the text (or the insert code button). See
If they sent it to me not in code and I really needed to I could open it in the immersive reader and change the font, or more likely I would copy/paste it somewhere else.
I'm not really sure I understand your point anyway, wouldn't you just get them to share their screen then you can see what's happening in this kind of scenario?
May 14 2019 12:56 PM
I would primarily suggest it because the text copied and pasted into teams and the text natively typed into the teams wiki for example aren't the same font and you don't seem able to correct that. So depending how you copied text in you are stuck with whatever you get. That seems incredibly short sited and poorly designed.
Sep 27 2019 08:38 AM - edited Sep 27 2019 08:40 AM
@Steven Collie We are developers and prefer monospaced fonts for pasting code and columnar data. It was our default in SKYPE FOR BUSINESS. Somewhere the default font is being selected - I want to know how to get at that and change it.
Also, if one cuts what one receives, and pastes it into NOTEPAD, the new lines are not set. One must post it to Word, and then change the font.
Apr 06 2020 02:47 AM
I don't get it either.
Due to this COVID thing we now have to use Teams. And the biggest problem with the default font is that it has DIFFERENT SIZE OF LETTERS for different languages. This looks so ugly! How the hell can we change this font? I have a bunch of good fonts in my system. And none of them have the abovementioned problem with different letters size.
Sep 03 2020 05:23 AM
Nov 02 2020 09:11 AM
@adam deltinger They did the same thing with Visio a few years ago - you couldn't pick your own font, or even change the font, but had to use what they decided was best, Calibri. There's something wrong with a corporate philosophy that allows or forces software teams to conclude that choosing the font users must use is the right course of action.