# MATLAB: Default Figure Fonts

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How do I set the default font for figures to Ariel, instead of Helvetica? I have tried "set(0,'DefaultTextFontName','Ariel')" but it does not change the title or axis labels. I also tried "set(0,'DefaultFigureFontName')", and got an error. —— Thanks, all. At Jan's suggestion, I added "set(0,'DefaultAxesFontName','Arial') to the start of my code, and it did what I wanted: set the title, axis labels, tic labels, and legend all to Arial on all figures. I also corrected my spelling at Razvan's suggestion, but that alone did not work; apparently Matlab is smart enough to recognize that error, for it already used Arial for text blocks in my figures.

 set(gca, 'FontName', 'Arial')