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Windows 7: MS Word 2010 shows "Hidden" fonts in its menus

24 Sep 2012   #1
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MS Word 2010 shows "Hidden" fonts in its menus

Windows 7 categorises some Fonts as "Hidden" (based on the language setting).

In the attachment there are "hidden" fonts showing up in MS Word 2010. Is there a setting somewhere I have missed? Or does it just not work?

As a workaround, can I just copy the fonts I do not currently want into another folder, then Delete them from the Fonts folder? Or will that cause problems?

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MS Word 2010 shows "Hidden" fonts in its menus-ds_word_hidden_fonts.png  
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26 Sep 2012   #2
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Anyone? Is this a Windows 7 bug?

Edit: yes it is:

"Hidden Fonts" Are Displaying - Microsoft Answers

Removing foreign language fonts - Microsoft Answers

[both posts are @]
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23 Dec 2012   #3


I just ran Unlocker on the hidden fonts to delete them. After a restart, they're gone.

One undesirable consequence of deleting them, is that you'll get blank unicode boxes for most non-Latin alphabets. For this, there's Code2000: all the unicode alphabets in one font instead of many.
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