A simple example of applying a font to a text displayed with wxPython's wx.StaticText widget.

# experiments with wx.StaticText(), set a font for the text
# tested with Python25 and wxPython28      vegaseat     02oct2007

import wx

class MyFrame(wx.Frame):
    def __init__(self, parent, id, title, data):
        wx.Frame.__init__(self, parent, id, title, wx.DefaultPosition, size=(500, 380))
        panel = wx.Panel(self, -1)

        # font type: wx.DEFAULT, wx.DECORATIVE, wx.ROMAN, wx.SCRIPT, wx.SWISS, wx.MODERN
        # slant: wx.NORMAL, wx.SLANT or wx.ITALIC
        # weight: wx.NORMAL, wx.LIGHT or wx.BOLD
        #font1 = wx.Font(10, wx.SWISS, wx.ITALIC, wx.NORMAL)
        # use additional fonts this way ...
        font1 = wx.Font(10, wx.SWISS, wx.NORMAL, wx.NORMAL, False, u'Comic Sans MS')

        text1 = wx.StaticText(panel, -1, data, pos=(20,15))
        # center frame on screen
        # show the frame

data = """\
Al Gore:  The Wild Years
America's Most Popular Lawyers
Career Opportunities for History Majors
Different Ways to Spell "Bob"
Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches
Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance
Everything Men Know About Women
Everything Women Know About Men
One Hundred and One Spotted Owl Recipes by the EPA
Staple Your Way to Success
The Amish Phone Book
The Engineer's Guide to Fashion
Ralph Nader's list of pleasures"""

application = wx.PySimpleApp()
# create instance of class MyFrame
window = MyFrame(None, -1, "The World's Shortest Books", data)
# start the event loop