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    Since reformatting a hard disk and reinstalling Windows XP Pro (SP3), the default fonts for IE8 (v 8.0.6001.18702) on some web sites appear narrow and too small (looks like Agency FB rather than Arial), example:

    [attachment=89548:IE8 - Default Font Problems WinXP Reinstall Aug 2010.jpg]

    The IE8 default Latin fonts are Times New Roman and Courier New, and the language is 'English (United Kingdom) [en-gb]'. A seemingly similar setup (IE8 v 8.0.7608.16385) running under Windows 7 looks fine.

    Any suggestions for a remedy would be much appreciated.

    Dave.

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    When you have Internet Explorer open.Go to,TOOLS,Internet Options.Under appearance,Click on Accessibility.Put a check mark in;Ignore font style specified on web pages.Also put a check mark in;Ignore font sizes on web pages,then click on OK.Under,Accessibility again,Click on fonts chose your to suite your needs.Happy surfing.
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron B. Owens View Post
    When you have Internet Explorer open.Go to,TOOLS,Internet Options.Under appearance,Click on Accessibility.Put a check mark in;Ignore font style specified on web pages ...
    Ron - as a suitable work-round this alone is sufficient, many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    Ron - as a suitable work-round this alone is sufficient, many thanks...
    But I've since discovered that it ripples through to Outlook Express and also changes the e-mail composition font from Arial to Times New Roman ! (although Arial is still specified).

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    Since reformatting a hard disk and reinstalling Windows XP Pro (SP3), the default fonts for IE8 (v 8.0.6001.18702) on some web sites appear narrow and too small (looks like Agency FB rather than Arial), example:

    [attachment=89548:IE8 - Default Font Problems WinXP Reinstall Aug 2010.jpg]

    The IE8 default Latin fonts are Times New Roman and Courier New, and the language is 'English (United Kingdom) [en-gb]'. A seemingly similar setup (IE8 v 8.0.7608.16385) running under Windows 7 looks fine.

    Any suggestions for a remedy would be much appreciated.

    Dave.
    how did you make the reformat? clean install? or an upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bong tubera View Post
    how did you make the reformat? clean install? or an upgrade?
    Full reformatting of hard disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    Full reformatting of hard disk.
    Check your setting for Windows Font Size in ‘Display Properties’, or Check your DPI settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by bong tubera View Post
    Check your setting for Windows Font Size in ‘Display Properties’, or Check your DPI settings
    96 dpi, same as prior to the reformat/reinstall

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    96 dpi, same as prior to the reformat/reinstall
    video card drivers? are they installed correctly? updated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bong tubera View Post
    video card drivers? are they installed correctly? updated?
    The driver is the same as previously installed and far as I can tell, correctly installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    The driver is the same as previously installed and far as I can tell, correctly installed.
    reinstalling fonts i suggest
    please see reinstalling fonts

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    Quote Originally Posted by bong tubera View Post
    reinstalling fonts i suggest
    please see reinstalling fonts
    Many thanks - this does sound like a potentially fruitful area to explore, but I am reluctant to pursue this, mainly because several DTP/Graphics packages are installed (InDesign, Illustrator, MS Publisher, CorelDRAW etc.), and the risk of fouling up something important that worked before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    Many thanks - this does sound like a potentially fruitful area to explore, but I am reluctant to pursue this, mainly because several DTP/Graphics packages are installed (InDesign, Illustrator, MS Publisher, CorelDRAW etc.), and the risk of fouling up something important that worked before.
    Now it's a bit more clearer to me now, are you using font navigator in corel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bong tubera View Post
    ... are you using font navigator in corel?
    No, but this is installed (my DTP material tends to use PostScript typefaces):

    File Description : Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for NT
    File Version : 4.01.02.243

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Purdy View Post
    No, but this is installed (my DTP material tends to use PostScript typefaces):

    File Description : Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for NT
    File Version : 4.01.02.243
    there is an issue wherein font navigator in corel tends to messed fonts in IE, hmmm. not so sure 'bout adobe postscripts. I will look and will let you know.

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