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Windows 7: fonts change - unreadable

09 Feb 2013   #1
Asia Floyd

Windows 7 Home x 64
fonts change - unreadable


I've been experiencing some weird behaviour of fonts: when I download a file with some diacritics in its name, the characters change into totally unreadable ones. I started a few months ago, I think. I tried to google it, but either I cannot ask the question properly, or the problem is rare.

An example: możliwości -> możliwości.

I also had a problem with utf-8 in text files' content, also with diacritics - the files seemed not to see them, even if the file was saved as utf-8. Not sure, it might be related somehow

Does anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance.
Asia Floyd

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09 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Have you tried to change language for non-Unicode programs? Here is how-to.
Set it to Polish and restart your computer.

(Blame google translate if language in your example was not Polish)
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10 Feb 2013   #3
Asia Floyd

Windows 7 Home x 64

Thank you, I tried it yesterday and unfortunately it didn't work (yes, I did restart the system :P )
And yes, uncle Google is right this time. :) It's about Polish. I checked all the language configurations I saw in the control panel, nothing seems to address the problem. The system's language is English, but I haven't experienced this issue earlier... weird. Maybe it's some virus, I'm checking it now...
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10 Feb 2013   #4
Asia Floyd

Windows 7 Home x 64
back to default

...oh, and it messed up other programs - 'install the program again'. So I changed it back to English locale.
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10 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started?

Did you run the malware/virus scans? If so what was the result?

Have you tried running a sfc/scannow file check? Heres a link in case you haven't :SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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