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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 Italics Problem!

11 Aug 2010   #1
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Internet Explorer 8 Italics Problem!

Hey everyone! I have a massive problem with IE8. For no sudden reason the font has been changed to italics. I have searched this problem and it turns out that I'm not the only person who has this problem. I cound't find any cures so I resorted to Sevenforums. Everything is in italics. Look at the attachments to see what I'm talking about. Does anyone know a cure? I've tried resetting IE, ive tried changing the fonts and other stuff with no luck. Any cures? Thanks in advance!




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11 Aug 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

ishmael9100,

Just in case you haven't seen this Tutorial .......
Check it out to see if it helps you.......
note Step 5.


Internet Explorer - Change Fonts Used for Webpages
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12 Aug 2010   #3
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Have you noticed any other windows using italics besides web pages?

Here's another tutorial about Windows Fonts in general: Fonts - Change . Towards the bottom of the page they say you can change "all default fonts" in Windows but it's not clear if it includes web pages. I would have thought that resetting IE8 would have reset the accessibility option to "ignore font styles" which it seems one would have to do to make the default web pages use the Windows Default fonts which had been changed to inclue italics:

OPTION THREE
Change All Default Fonts

At the bottom of the page there is a download available to restore the default font setup. Shouldn't hurt to try that:

3. To Restore the Default Fonts
NOTE: This will undo all changes that you made using either step 1 or step 2 above, and restore the original default fonts used by Windows 7.
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12 Aug 2010   #4
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
ishmael9100,

Just in case you haven't seen this Tutorial .......
Check it out to see if it helps you.......note Step 5.

Internet Explorer - Change Fonts Used for Webpages
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Have you noticed any other windows using italics besides web pages?

Here's another tutorial about Windows Fonts in general: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1175-fonts-change.html . Towards the bottom of the page they say you can change "all default fonts" in Windows but it's not clear if it includes web pages. I would have thought that resetting IE8 would have reset the accessibility option to "ignore font styles" which it seems one would have to do to make the default web pages use the Windows Default fonts which had been changed to inclue italics:

OPTION THREE
Change All Default Fonts

At the bottom of the page there is a download available to restore the default font setup. Shouldn't hurt to try that:

3. To Restore the Default Fonts
NOTE: This will undo all changes that you made using either step 1 or step 2 above, and restore the original default fonts used by Windows 7.

Thanks for the reply guys, fortunately in the time of waiting for someone to reply, I have done a little searching and have sorted out the problem. But I did notice that when Windows was in italics, all other programs were aswell, like Steam. I used a Registery Fix for the problem and everything is fine now. But, this has opened up another problem. Steam is not showing anything at all! Its not showing anything. View the attachments to see what Im talking about. I have tried reinstalling Steam and have had no luck. This happened after I applied the Reg Fix. Any suggestions?


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12 Aug 2010   #5
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You have to know what your doing when messing with the registry and even then you can hose your comp, so now if you have a restore point prior now is the time to use it or a backup would be in order.
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12 Aug 2010   #6
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
You have to know what your doing when messing with the registry and even then you can hose your comp, so now if you have a restore point prior now is the time to use it or a backup would be in order.
I've found a fix for it anyway so everything is back to normal, and nice picture

Thanks all for your help!
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12 Aug 2010   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
You have to know what your doing when messing with the registry and even then you can hose your comp, so now if you have a restore point prior now is the time to use it or a backup would be in order.
I've found a fix for it anyway so everything is back to normal, and nice picture

Thanks all for your help!

Thank you for letting us know.
We will close this thread.
Good luck & enjoy Win 7.
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12 Aug 2010   #8
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
You have to know what your doing when messing with the registry and even then you can hose your comp, so now if you have a restore point prior now is the time to use it or a backup would be in order.
I've found a fix for it anyway so everything is back to normal, and nice picture

Thanks all for your help!
Thank you for letting us know.
We will close this thread.
Good luck & enjoy Win 7.
I always enjoy Windows 7, that's one thing I cant stop doing! And JHM, WOW! You really are popular on this site, Ive seen some of your other posts and they are amazing!
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12 Aug 2010   #9
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Blush....... You are too kind.

This is an excellent Forum. The Admins do a terrific job. Every one is friendly.
Should you have some spare time you might also care to help others.
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20 Dec 2010   #10
dvpatel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
You have to know what your doing when messing with the registry and even then you can hose your comp, so now if you have a restore point prior now is the time to use it or a backup would be in order.
I've found a fix for it anyway so everything is back to normal, and nice picture

Thanks all for your help!
Can you please post the instructions? I just opened up my new PC yesterday, transferred all my settings from my old PC to new and I got italics in IE8 only. FireFox is fine. I have checked every font setting between the two PCs and everything seems the same. My old PC is fine but the new one isn't. Just like you, in IE8, normal text is italics. Bold text is fine. Also, I do not want to set the Ignore Font Styles in the Accessiblity section as its not set in my old PC and when I do set that, the pages do not look the same.

Please post what you did to resolve your issue.

I run the Windows Classic Theme on my ID but my wife's id that runs Aero is also broken. She had never logged on to the new PC and when she logged on the first time, the fonts were italics.

Thank You
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