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Windows 7: How did "one" get changed to "Half-two"?

30 Mar 2011   #1
Grumpy81

Windows7 64bit
 
 
How did "one" get changed to "Half-two"?

Just recently something has happened to change things like "one" to "Half-Two"; "there" to "Thor"; "mathematics" to "spelling"; and "Yours" to "Y'all's" or "you're" to "Y'all're". This happens on IE and Firefox and even happens the URL when I attempt to go to a mathematics website. The only thing I have done that I can think of that might possibly be involved is I downloaded jsMath v3.6 (Tex fonts) but I removed that and the problem is still there. Any help would be appreciated.


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30 Mar 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Get a font manager, like this free one;

Nexus Font free

and check what fonts are installed. Removing software does not always remove the fonts.

Regards....Mike Connor
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31 Mar 2011   #3
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Try a system restore to a point before you first installed jsMath v3.6. Details of how to do this are in this tutorial if you need help to do the restore:- System Restore
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31 Mar 2011   #4
Quatrix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

How would a font change "there" (five characters) to "Thor" (four characters)?
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31 Mar 2011   #5
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Normally it wouldn't but many forms of automated spell checker will. If you look at the fonts installed and they are not system fonts, or fonts you know, then you know something has been changed. The second thing to check would be some form of automated spell checker.

The font can change a character to more or less anything.

Regards....Mike Connor
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31 Mar 2011   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Yeah guys, this isn't a font issue. This is some type of auto-correction or shortcut typing feature. Most likely something the user has installed and doesn't remember.
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31 Mar 2011   #7
Quatrix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It sounds like one of the joke translator web sites that translate pages to "redneck" or "hacker" or whatever, though one of those shouldn't affect both browsers. Grumpy, is it ONLY in Firefox and IE or also in other apps?
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31 Mar 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Things that can happen with "Autocorrect" and similar stuff;

http://damnyouautocorrect.com/

Regards....Mike Connor
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01 Apr 2011   #9
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Tried post #3 yet?
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01 Apr 2011   #10
Grumpy81

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Thanks to all of you for the help. I had my daughter go to the web site that I knew always gave a problem and she got the same results. Today I checked and it's much worse than yesterday. Quatrix got it right - it's some redneck hacker with a warped sense of humor. Check out xkcd • Index page - a little down the page there is something about mathematics, and it should say 'For the discussion of mathematics. Duh.' Instead it says 'For the difcufsion o' spelling. Duh.'
Postscript - Check out the URL. What I put in there was ...forums(dot)xkcd(dot)com - so how did that get changed?
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