I want to change the font family globally in all text objects in the GUI using the font dialog.

But when I change the font family for an individual object through the font dialog subscript and size formatting for parts of the text is lost.

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If I want to change the font family in the above svg file, I lose the bold for Friends

How can I just change the font family without losing other font features?

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You can use Extensions > Text > Replace font

It's a little quirky, but anyway it does work

You need to spell the fonts exactly and include any spaces, and the font names need to be enclosed within single quote marks.

Here's an example

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    Pity I didn't spell formatting correctly . . .LOL
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 30, 2020 at 17:25
  • Content and style should be kept separated. At least you applied italics correctly. 😀
    – Wolff
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:02
  • @Wolff, ideally yes, but Inkscape has no text "styles" in the GUI, as far as I know, although you can kind of wangle CSS styles by using the 'Merge Styles into CSS' Extension.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 30, 2020 at 19:16
  • I see, but I just tried to be funny. I meant this question is about formatting, not spelling, so you're good. 😀
    – Wolff
    Nov 30, 2020 at 20:50
  • @Wolff - sorry, I was still in full explanation mode . . . 😀
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 30, 2020 at 21:27

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