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




msg:357112
 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?

 

edit_g




msg:357113
 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).

musicales




msg:357114
 10:15 am on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

alas I'm on Win2000

MatthewHSE




msg:357115
 1:02 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

That process works in 2000 too.

musicales




msg:357116
 1:27 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

it has font size, but nothing about italics

kaled




msg:357117
 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.

Kaled.

mattatmaine




msg:357118
 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.
MattAtMaine

musicales




msg:357119
 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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Fonts

the link was for w98 anyway-
[support.microsoft.com...]

let us know if you find anything out!

mattatmaine




msg:357120
 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.

CyberSOG




msg:357121
 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.

[support.microsoft.com...]

musicales




msg:357122
 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?

Macro




msg:357123
 7:59 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>Any suggestions?

Do it from a DOS prompt.

musicales




msg:357124
 11:02 pm on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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

azzbacwordz




msg:357125
 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.

musicales




msg:357126
 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!

mattatmaine




msg:357127
 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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