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Windows 7: Font problems

27 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Font problems

I upgraded my US Vista to a Chinese version of Windows 7 Home Premium, and had the language changed to English via Vistalator. But it left me with some interface font problems.

With certain applications, the font that's usually (Tahoma?) in Vista is changed to the font as shown on the left. The language bar seems to have an apparent font change too.

Certain websites seem to display this font too, mainly in text boxes and buttons.

I tried to change everything in FontSubstitutes registry entry to SegoeUI, didn't help. Any ways around this? Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

Here's in FontSubstitutes entry before and after my edits if it helps

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"Arabic Transparent"="Arial"
"Arabic Transparent Bold"="Arial Bold"
"Arabic Transparent,0"="Arial,178"
"Arabic Transparent Bold,0"="Arial Bold,178"
"Arial Baltic,186"="Arial,186"
"Arial CE,238"="Arial,238"
"Arial CYR,204"="Arial,204"
"Arial Greek,161"="Arial,161"
"Arial TUR,162"="Arial,162"
"Courier New Baltic,186"="Courier New,186"
"Courier New CE,238"="Courier New,238"
"Courier New CYR,204"="Courier New,204"
"Courier New Greek,161"="Courier New,161"
"Courier New TUR,162"="Courier New,162"
"Times"="Times New Roman"
"Times New Roman Baltic,186"="Times New Roman,186"
"Times New Roman CE,238"="Times New Roman,238"
"Times New Roman CYR,204"="Times New Roman,204"
"Times New Roman Greek,161"="Times New Roman,161"
"Times New Roman TUR,162"="Times New Roman,162"
"MS Shell Dlg 2"="Tahoma"
"Tahoma Armenian"="Tahoma"
"Helv"="MS Sans Serif"
"Tms Rmn"="MS Serif"
"David Transparent"="David"
"Miriam Transparent"="Miriam"
"Fixed Miriam Transparent"="Miriam Fixed"
"Rod Transparent"="Rod"
"MS Shell Dlg"="Microsoft Sans Serif"
After Segoe and a restart
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"Arabic Transparent"="Segoe UI"
"Arabic Transparent Bold"="Segoe UI"
"Arabic Transparent,0"="Segoe UI"
"Arabic Transparent Bold,0"="Segoe UI"
"Helvetica"="Segoe UI"
"Arial Baltic,186"="Segoe UI"
"Arial CE,238"="Segoe UI"
"Arial CYR,204"="Segoe UI"
"Arial Greek,161"="Segoe UI"
"Arial TUR,162"="Segoe UI"
"Courier New Baltic,186"="Segoe UI"
"Courier New CE,238"="Segoe UI"
"Courier New CYR,204"="Segoe UI"
"Courier New Greek,161"="Segoe UI"
"Courier New TUR,162"="Segoe UI"
"Times"="Segoe UI"
"Times New Roman Baltic,186"="Segoe UI"
"Times New Roman CE,238"="Segoe UI"
"Times New Roman CYR,204"="Segoe UI"
"Times New Roman Greek,161"="Segoe UI"
"Times New Roman TUR,162"="Segoe UI"
"MS Shell Dlg 2"="Segoe UI"
"Tahoma Armenian"="Segoe UI"
"Helv"="Segoe UI"
"Tms Rmn"="Segoe UI"
"David Transparent"="Segoe UI"
"Miriam Transparent"="Segoe UI"
"Fixed Miriam Transparent"="Segoe UI"
"Rod Transparent"="Segoe UI"
"FangSong_GB2312"="Segoe UI"
"KaiTi_GB2312"="Segoe UI"
"MS Shell Dlg"="Segoe UI"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

To add, I've gone through the "Window Color and Appearance" window, and all the fonts displayed are SegoeUI.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi, I have a similar problem but my segoe ui font is gone i just cant find it in fonts folder. All windows fonts changed to other. I tried to download segoe ui font and after log off it happened again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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