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Windows98se Fonts

By sarsone ·
I have a PC that will display square fonts in word 97, AOL, Outlook and just about everywhere else where text is allowed to be inserted.

It was originally resolved by removing desktop themes and resetting system fonts to windows default, but the issue has reappeared and the previous fixes do not work anymore.

This happens when you type or open previous created documents.

any ideas will be appreciated!

Windows 98 SE

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by trantham In reply to Windows98se Fonts

Windows will sometimes balk when you have more than 400 or so fonts in the font folder. If you have too many fonts, the registry setting for the fonts will run out of room and problems needing other fonts will not be able to find them.

In most applications, Windows will "substititute" a similar font when it can't find the original. Of course, it determines how and what to substitute.

If you have a large number of fonts, try removing some of the less popular ones - if you can find anotherworking Win98 machine, try deleting all fonts except those you see on the working machine.

It's possible you might have a corrupt font as well - we saw these in Windows95 with some after-market fonts.

Hope this helps!

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Windows will sometimes balk when you have more than 400 or so fonts in the font folder. If you have too many fonts, the registry setting for the fonts will run out of room and programs needing other fonts will not be able to find them.

In most applications, Windows will "substititute" a similar font when it can't find the original. Of course, it determines how and what to substitute.

If you have a large number of fonts, try removing some of the less popular ones - if you can find anotherworking Win98 machine, try deleting all fonts except those you see on the working machine.

It's possible you might have a corrupt font as well - we saw these in Windows95 with some after-market fonts.

Hope this helps!

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