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Windows 7: Opentype Fonts .otf - Not Valid Font

21 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Opentype Fonts .otf - Not Valid Font

Hi There,

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I wasn't to sure where would be best.

Anyway, I'm trying to install my collection of fonts that i use regularly. All the fonts are Opentype Fonts (.otf) which i know for a fact are working files as i use them on my other box which is running xp.

When i try either installing the fonts (right clicking and pressing install) or copy and pasting into the fonts directory i get a message which pops up and says that the file Cannot Install as the file does not appear to be a valid font.

I really hope windows 7 supports opentype fonts as i'd rather not go back to using xp.

Any help would be great.

Kind Regards
- Solly

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21 Feb 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Try installing them via the Control Panrl:

Install TrueType or OpenType Fonts in Windows
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21 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have tried this several times and I am still getting the same message.
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21 Feb 2010   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Googling, I found a number of returns that indicate that this problem has been around since XP days, so it is possible that the same solution might work now:

OTF (OpenType Fonts) Not Working in XP x64?, OTF Opentype fonts x64 xp - Windows-XP-General-Discussion - Windows-XP
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21 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hmmm,

Followed his instructions and created the SessionImageSize file in the regedit, rebooted and still the same message.

One thing i did notice though, when i created that SessionImageSize thing and put 20 as the value. Once i closed it and reopened the file it had changed it self to 14?

Any ideas why that is happening ?
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21 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Now it's staying on 20 but its changing it self to hexadecimal rather than staying on decimal
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21 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote:
Open the registry editor (regedit)

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Add a new REG_DWORD entry called SessionImageSize with a value (decimal) of 20.
As long as you entered that as 20 Decimal you are ok. 14 in HEX = 20 in decimal.
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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ahh right sweet as.

>< so wish this would work - any body got any other ideas ?
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Latest ATI Drivers fixed this issue for me.

Thanks for your help
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12 Aug 2010   #10
Tja

Windows Vista x64
 
 

I had this problem as well, the solution for me was to make the user a local admin. All of a sudden Windows 7 accepted the OTFs as valid fonts.
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