# How do I change the Lilypond title font?

This should be fairly simple but I'm getting lost in instructions. What is the easiest way to change the font for the tune title only? I don't want to change the whole family of fonts for the whole sheet.

The font I'd like to use is MuseScore's Edwin. If I use the paper block to change the font name to "Edwin", the font is not found. I assume I'd have to specify the path to it.

Seems to be resolved with \markup and \override, plus specifying the font path:

``````#(ly:font-config-add-directory "D:/fonts/MuseScore/")

title = \markup { \override #'((font-name . "Edwin") (font-size . 6)) "My Tune" }
}
``````

This works. The code can be extracted into a function, and/or into a separate file:

``````customTitle = #(define-scheme-function
(title) (markup?)
#{
\markup { \override #'((font-name . "Edwin") (font-size . 6)) #title }
#})
``````

which is then included and used as:

``````\header {
title = \customTitle "My Aria"
}
``````

As Abou Samra Jean suggests, it is also possible to create a markup function as

``````\markup edwin = \markup \override #'((font-name . "Edwin") (font-size . 6)) \etc
``````

which is then used

``````title = \markup \edwin "My Title"
``````
• The parser and location arguments are useless in current versions and deprecated. Just remove them. You can even write that function in a very concise way: `\markup edwin = \markup \override #'((font-name . "Edwin") (font-size . 6)) \etc`. Jan 27 at 16:26