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Windows 7: Weird font problem

13 Jan 2011   #1
djxdj

Win7 Ultimate
 
 
Weird font problem

Hope I'm posting this in the right forum...

Anyway, I just upgraded to Win7 Ultimate from Vista Ultimate. After upgrading, one of my fonts has been replaced with an outlined version in websites. Here are screenshots....


http://i.imgur.com/PvkIJ.png

http://i.imgur.com/N7jfR.png

Anyone seen this before or know how to fix?


Thanks in advance!


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14 Jan 2011   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've seen it before. Some Web sites will list multiple fonts that CAN be used for that text if the machine has it on the computer. So for example, If I say that my headers can be rendered with Arial, Helvetica, and Verdana, the browser will render it with Helvetic first IF Arial is not on the system. If the list is backwards (Helvetica, Arial, Verdana) and you have some sort of Helvetica font on your machine (which it looks like you do), even if it's an obscure one in the font family, It'll render it.

How to fix it? remove the font. I think it's a Windows 7 thing, TBH. I had the problem once in Windows 7 but NEVER had it in XP.
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14 Jan 2011   #3
djxdj

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Aha! That's exactly it!

Turns out it's "Helvetica Bold Outline" and the system is seeing it as Helvetica Bold. If you go to Fonts, then open the Helvetica font family... Delete the variation that's outlined, and everything goes back to normal...
Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/go8OO.png

Thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djxdj View Post
Aha! That's exactly it!

Turns out it's "Helvetica Bold Outline" and the system is seeing it as Helvetica Bold. If you go to Fonts, then open the Helvetica font family... Delete the variation that's outlined, and everything goes back to normal...
Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/go8OO.png

Thanks for the help!
You're welcome. I knew this one right away because when I had my issue... it was with a Helvetica font. Who knew!?
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