# Using fallback fonts

I'd like to specify a FontFamily that does a fallback if the specified font is not on my system. E.g. I'd like the base font to be "CMU Serif", but if "CMU Serif" isn't on the system it'd be nice to have it fallback to say "Times" or some other font of my choosing.

I tried the obvious idea of specifying a List, but that didn't do anything.

Is this possible and if so how?

• does Options[\$FrontEnd, FontSubstitutions] give anything useful? – kglr Feb 1 at 1:00
• – kglr Feb 1 at 1:04