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Windows default font become italic
- how to change it back?

 9:03 am on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I installed some new fonts and now on IE (in textareas for example) and notepad and elsewhere the default font comes through in italics - anyone know how to change it back?



 9:30 am on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think you can right click on the desktop, go to appearance, select advanced, select the area you want to change and you should be able to change the fonts there (XP).


 10:15 am on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

alas I'm on Win2000


 1:02 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

That process works in 2000 too.


 1:27 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

it has font size, but nothing about italics


 5:08 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is it posible to edit the default style sheet for IE? I'm guessing that the fault may lie there. However, why installing fonts would affect this I don't know.



 5:29 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm having the same trouble with one machine being Italicized on a 4 pc LAN. I'm also running W2000.


 5:41 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

mattatmaine - I still haven't solved this one. I did read something about the default fonts in the registry buy couldn't see the folder mentioned


the link was for w98 anyway-

let us know if you find anything out!


 5:52 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Will do...
And if you find something please let me know.
Thank you for your time.


 7:00 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Had the same problem a couple times. Was a corrupt font. Arial in my case. Take a look at this MS KB article below. I copied a good font file from another computer to replace the corrupt version.



 7:37 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

CyberSOG thanks that looked promising, but it wouldn't let me reinstall a font without removing the old one - when I try I get access denied, file in use..

Any suggestions?


 7:59 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>Any suggestions?

Do it from a DOS prompt.


 11:02 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I tried C:/winnt/fonts del times.tff
access denied.


 11:33 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try booting into safemode and removing it from safemode. That should do it.

Also you should be able to go to START>>CONTROL PANEL>>FONTS
and remove the file from there by highlighting it, go to FILE, then to DELETE.

I would do it in safemode

If safemode doesn't work then log on as the system administrator. And if that doesn't work then check the security permissions and take ownership if needed.

Good luck.


 8:38 am on Jan 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

azzbacwordz - many thanks, that did it!

So eventually I did solve the problem -

Summary of solution

The default Times New Roman regular font had become corrupted. I went to my C:/winnt/fonts folder and tried to delete it but it wouldn't let me (access denied).

So I rebooted in safe mode, and it did let me delete it.

I then rebooted again in normal mode and went back to the font folder, clicked file>install new font and browsed to my laptop connection via LAN and selected the times new roman font from that folder ( I think the alternative would be the windows CD, or even getting a friend to email them).

I then rebooted one more time - BINGO!

Nice to be back in the non-italic world!


 3:06 pm on Jan 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thank you folks. My issue was that the "Aerial" font was removed somehow from the list of fonts, so it defaulting to the next font in line "Aerial Italic". I simply copied the font from another machine onto a floppy and pasted it into the fonts folder and then rebooted the machine. The font was restored. Thank you for all your help. MattAtMaine

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