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:
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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.