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Windows 7: Font Preview appears to be broken for some fonts.

23 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Font Preview appears to be broken for some fonts.

I encounter this problem frequently with the Fonts item on the Control Panel, and I cannot figure out what is causing it. An example of a font for which it occurs is Script Regular. If I try to preview it, only the first two small size lines which show all the characters of the font seem to display the selected font. For all the remaining "quick brown fox" lines, which are supposed to show how the font scales, a different font is displayed. For all the fonts for which correct display fails, the incorrectly displayed font looks about like Verdana to me.

Font selection does work correctly in applications.

Could I be doing something wrong or have a configuration problem? Is there some reason why I should not expect this to work correctly? Or is this a bug?

If possible, help would be appreciated.

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24 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Fontview.exe or related files may have been altered or corrupted. Try the System File Checker. If it finds any errors, run it repeatedly until no errors are found.

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