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    Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

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    by wbs_aus ·

    Hi, A few days ago I started my computer (P3 500 w/Win 98) and I had some strange things happen which may be caused by a corrupted font. All software still runs normally so the changes are minor but a problem nonetheless.

    Here are the symptoms:
    -The Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons on all windows have been replaced with a “0”, “1” and “p”
    -All arrows on the start menu have been replaced with “8”
    -Most check boxes have been replaced with a squiggly line that changes slightly when checked
    -One of the main fonts in Internet Explorer 5 has changed to what looks like a CGA font (very blocky)

    I can’t remember anything else that I’ve noticed but these can be a nuisance
    enough.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix or how to reinstall the Win 98 fonts.

    Thanks.

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    • #3900053

      Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      by phil mcse/mcp+i ·

      In reply to Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      Try re-installing your video driver. This just may fix your problem. Good luck.

    • #3900035

      Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      by mcse lee ·

      In reply to Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      Delete the offending font(s) from the
      C:\Windows\Fonts folder and then go to Control Panel/Fonts and reinstall (you could install the fonts from the Office97 ValuPack (on the CD) to add additional fonts as well). Control Panel/Add&Remove Programs/Windows Setup to reinstall individual Win9x components (fonts won’t necessarily be listed, but if you change several items, then it will do a reinstall of all missing components in the checked items).

    • #3900031

      Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      by cmphlpsvcs ·

      In reply to Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      Keep in mind that all fonts are controlled from the Windows\Fonts folder. Although W95/98 is supposed to handle up to 1000 fonts – don’t believe it. If you have a large (over 400) fonts, problems can develop. Keep the initial (main) fonts in the Windows\Fonts folder and build a second folder Windows\Fonts2 to keep the rest in. Also it is best to use a Font organizer – I use Font Minder – to manange over 2500 fonts. A simple way to possibly correct is create a dummy folder and copy your existing fonts in the dummy as a backup. Get the fonts from someone else’s computer (copy to disk) and copy them to your fonts folder. See if this corrects problem. You can always go into dos mode and delete the fonts folder and then rename the dummyfolder to the fonts folder. Hope this helps….

    • #3900028

      Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      by bart.mellaerts ·

      In reply to Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      Hi,

      Something that sometimes does the trick for me is TweakUI. Select the Repair tab>repair fonts. After a reboot, your fonts should look right again.
      take a look at: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q190/6/43.ASP

      Greetings,
      BM

    • #3903078

      Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      by dr.furrfu ·

      In reply to Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      The font that is displaying these symbols is the Marlett font (marlett.ttf). Check that this file is valid in \windows\fonts.

      There is also a cache file that can be corrupt. Delete the file \windows\ttfcache and reboot. If the file is missing,it will be recreated on reboot.

    • #3740351

      Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

      by wbs_aus ·

      In reply to Some Windows Fonts Have gone Haywire

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