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I would say that it is becoming very common if this is not already the case. Microsoft has been marketing the Surface Pro on all fronts, to the extent that it can be seen to have the processing capabilities of a desktop machine. You will find that the single OS/multiple device strategy for Windows that plagued the desktop users a little bit with Windows 10 ...
Your question has an answer in another UX question, Your desktop application, if it is built on system controls (not with it's own graphic style entirely) should use system font to be compliant to OS guidelines (weither it is Windows, Mac OS or Unix derivative OS) It is important to know what it is built for. If it uses a system controls to primarily ...
It's always best practice to go with system fonts cos some environment/company's has restrictions on custom font download. OR Please go with what your design is demanding
You have got two options to tackle the problem at hand. Either stick with a font that works best for the interface, or start with the system font, and let the users select the font they most appreciate from a list of available fonts (from the preferences tab, which takes this into a whole other domain, I'll let you do your own research). This way, those who ...
Unless your app has a clear character or you have a brand font (Spotify for example), using the system font will make you fit in the system better. It's best to make layouts independent of font size, because those layouts will break for every change in text too.
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