Font name

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows



In traditional Synergy, the TYPE_FACE environment variable sets the typeface of the global font if a global font is not otherwise specified. In Synergy .NET, it specifies the font typeface that should be used.


The name of the desired Windows font (or typeface). The default is Courier New.


Traditional Synergy uses the specified typeface for application windows less than 132 columns and for the debugger window. If you want to specify a new font using TYPE_FACE, it should be a font that comes in standard Windows packages.

You may want to use a fixed font because the character columns will always have the same alignment from row to row (as they would on a VT‑100 or other text terminal), and text positioning will remain consistently aligned. We recommend that you use a fixed font when doing non‑Toolkit processing.

Another style consideration when choosing a typeface is whether you want a serif or a sans‑serif font. Serifs are the little strokes (or “feet”) at the ends of a letter’s main strokes. A sans‑serif style does not have these ending strokes. Serif typefaces are generally recommended for larger bodies of text because the serifs on each letter can help guide the eyes. Sans‑serif typefaces work well for short phrases, headings, and small amounts of text.

To find a list of available typefaces, open the Character Map utility (in the Accessories group). The typeface names are case sensitive.

We recommend that you use the FONT_GLOBAL environment variable rather than TYPE_FACE.

Setting location

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

Used by

Runtime, debugger

See also


In the synergy.ini file,