SetFont(string family [, string style [, float size]])
Sets the font used to print character strings. It is mandatory to call this method
at least once before printing text or the resulting document would not be valid.
The font can be either a standard one or a font added via the AddFont() method. Standard fonts
use the Windows encoding cp1252 (Western Europe).
The method can be called before the first page is created and the font is kept from page
If you just wish to change the current font size, it is simpler to call SetFontSize().
Note: the font definition files must be accessible. They are searched successively in:
- The directory defined by the
FPDF_FONTPATH constant (if that constant is defined)
font directory located in the same directory as
fpdf.php (if it exists)
If the file corresponding to the requested font is not found, the error "Could not include font
definition file" is raised.
Family font. It can be either a name defined by AddFont() or one of the standard families (case
It is also possible to pass an empty string. In that case, the current family is kept.
Arial (synonymous; sans serif)
Font style. Possible values are (case insensitive):
or any combination. The default value is regular.
Bold and italic styles do not apply to
- empty string: regular
Font size in points.
The default value is the current size. If no size has been specified since the beginning of
the document, the value is 12.
// Times regular 12
// Arial bold 14
$pdf->SetFont('Arial', 'B', 14);
// Removes bold
// Times bold, italic and underlined 14