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How do I make acronyms appear in a different font (but not the long form)? 🔗

As from version 4.02, use one of the predefined acronym formats and redefine `\acronymfont` as required. For example, if you want the short form displayed in sans-serif using the `long-short` format:

```\setacronymstyle{long-short}
\renewcommand*{\acronymfont}[1]{\textsf{#1}}
```
or you can define you own custom style called, say, `long-sf-short`:
```\newacronymstyle{long-sf-short}%
{%
\GlsUseAcrEntryDispStyle{long-short}%
}%
{%
\GlsUseAcrStyleDefs{long-short}%
\renewcommand{\acronymfont}[1]{\textsf{##1}}%
}
```
and use that:
```\setacronymstyle{long-sf-short}
```

Note that if you are using glossaries-extra, it uses a completely different abbreviation mechanism so the above won’t work.

Pre glossaries version 4.02:

If you are just using the default definition of `\newacronym`, then use the package option `smaller` and redefine `\acronymfont` to use the required font.

If you are using any of the package options that redefine `\newacronym` (such as `description`), then just redefine `\acronymfont` to use the required font.