If the Emacs installed at your site was built to use the X toolkit with the Lucid menu widgets, then the menu bar is a separate widget and has its own resources. The resource names contain `pane.menubar' (following, as always, the name of the Emacs invocation or `Emacs' which stands for all Emacs invocations). Specify them like this:
For example, to specify the font `8x16' for the menu-bar items, write this:
Resources for non-menubar toolkit pop-up menus have `menu*', in like fashion. For example, to specify the font `8x16' for the pop-up menu items, write this:
For dialog boxes, use `dialog' instead of `menu':
Experience shows that on some systems you may need to add `shell.' before the `pane.menubar' or `menu*'. On some other systems, you must not add `shell.'.
Here is a list of the specific resources for menu bars and pop-up menus:
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