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    What Font am I using (Word 97 and XP)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Sorry if this is off topic, but is there a way to tell what font is being used in a document when you don't have the font needed?

    I have a bunch of documents that have "dgibrish" in them and I know that I don't have the font needed to make the words make sense.

    So I need to tell what font is being used to go find it and install it.

    TIA

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    Re: What Font am I using (Word 97 and XP)

    Wassim,

    I don't know a way to automate it, although someone here must, but if you open the file and highlight some the text, doesn't it give the name in the box on the formatting toolbar?

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    Re: What Font am I using (Word 97 and XP)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Lin

    Yes it does, but when you have something that looks like #$*&NJ7)(+_?> and you highlight it and you see Arial, well that is the font allright but the translation is not Arial.

    It has to do with the default font that Word or actually Windows will translate the font into. But you need to tell what is the exact font so that you can download it and solve the problem.

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    Re: What Font am I using (Word 97 and XP)

    Hi Wassim,

    If I understood your question, "Tools > Options > Compatibility > Font substitution" is what you are looking for?

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    Re: What Font am I using (Word 97 and XP)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Klaus

    Yes I did that and MS-Word 2000 and 97 says that all the fonts used in the document are installed but I still get these weird letters. I have a feeling it is Arabic font, but its also the Arabic fonts in the Arabic version of Windows.

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    Re: What Font am I using (Word 97 and XP)

    That sounds more like a problem with the encoding of the text than a font problem. With Unicode, the characters are the same in all fonts.

    If the encoding got messed up somehow (for example because the files were imported with a wrong/faulty import filter), it's hard to fix them. There is an "font repair" add-in from MS (EEfonts.exe), but I never had the necessity to use it.
    It will be rather difficult to fix the file(s) if you don't know which encoding was used on import. If you could post a sample, perhaps I or someone else may have an idea on what's going on.

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