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In Safari 5 you could just change the Reader.html file inside of the Safari.app to use a sans-serif font. This Reader.html does not exist in Safari 6.

How do I manage to change the font of Safari Reader (6)?

I hate to read serif fonts.

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One sure-working way is to delete the font Safari uses, and make a duplicate of the font you want named the same as what Safari uses. –  XAleXOwnZX Aug 13 '12 at 11:42

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Add a rule like this to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Reader.html:

.page, h1.title {
  font-family: 'Avenir Next' !important;

The !important is required because a .page div has an inline style attribute that overrides the fonts in Reader.html.

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Awesome, thank you! They moved it to a very obscure location. –  JBX_6 Aug 13 '12 at 18:14

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