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    Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Just had Win XP put on my machine after Win 98SE. All OK until I copied some fonts my Win 98 to the Win XP Font folder. Now many fonts show an "O" instead of "TT" and appear to be middle eastern. Example--Arial, Tahoma, Georgia, Brush script, Webdings, Times New Roman, etc. They were fine on the Win 98. Any suggestions? How can I rectify this? Couldn't find a font folder with much in on the Win XP CD. Getting deparate! Thanks for saving my sanity.
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Hi Libbie,

    That's the "new" icon to denote TrueType fonts - they're installed if you can see that. The XP CD-ROM does not contain many additional fonts; these are usually installed by other programs e.g. Microsoft Office et al.
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Thanks for explaining that...BUT web pages now look very different. I realize that the O stands for Open Type font and if I print a page it looks fine. However, the web pages that use Verdana for instance, have a substituted font and appear unusal looking. How does that get cleared up?
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    I also notice that my mail messages can't use Arial or a fixed width font. I use Netscape 7.02 so it appears that only the Internet aspect of my computer is affected. Strange happenings? Any other thoughts?

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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Hi Libby,
    First let me ask you if the fonts in question are still available for your use ?? Did you copy them over from your Windows 98 installation or did you copy them from the Windows 98 CD ??? And what exactly do you mean by "appear to be middle eastern" ?? Do you suspect that your Fonts folder has been hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists ??? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    If you open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:/Windows/Fonts and double click on one of thes "O" type fonts does it appear to be in English or Arabic??? If your concern is the way the icons are displayed in your fonts folder, this is normal behavior. Just as the TT on your font icons represents something, so does the O. TT stands for True Type and O stands for Open Type. Nothing more thatn 2 different types of fonts. I don't know for sure, but I'd guess that Windows 98 didn't recognize the Open Type format and displayed them as True Type. I've attached a screenshot of my fonts folder to show you that it's normal to have O & TT fonts.

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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Libbie--

    Can't give you specific font info--many on the lounge can, but you may get some help and XP font oritentation from the info included at Microsoft Typography.Click all the links, and the taskpane slideouts on the left. Also the back XP threads have # font discussions.

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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Libbie,
    Iseem to have jumped in late and with bad spelling to boot. In IE, there is the Internet Options function under the Tools menu that allows you to set the fonts for pages and documents that don't specify a font. I don't use Netscape, but imagine there is a similar function.
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Hmmn, OK. Netscape may be the culprit, then. I don't have a copy handy to verify precisely where you need to go to check your font settings, but I do know you can get to it from the Edit menu, and then selecting Preferences. From there it should be Appearance and then Fonts. If you're using Netscape's mail client, those settings would also be affected through these settings.

    I do suggest that Doc's advice is valid - check to make sure the fonts in question are available in other applications, and are not being substituted by the operating system (as opposed to the browser). You can use the simple, handy stand-by Notepad to do this, setting a different display font. If you have any Office applications, this too would be a good way to check.
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    That did it!!!!!! Thanks Mark. WOPR Lounge always has the answers!!!!! <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Doc, yes my font folder looks like yours. What was upsetting was trying to use a font in my Quicken program for checks and having email messages and websites looking odd with a funny font. Email and web sites OK now and I will work on the Quicken program and use a different font. You have saved my sanity and I thank you ! <img src=/S/kiss.gif border=0 alt=kiss width=34 height=15>
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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Hmmmm. I've got a question for y'all (all three of you). In spite of having used XP Pro for a year and a half now, I've not done anything with my fonts, other than whatever software like Office did. I didn't see anything from either Libbie, Mark or Doc about the word "install." Libbie said she COPIED fonts to the Fonts folder. Is XP smart enough to automagically "install" them on its own? I guess I always thought you had to go through the installation process.....

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    Re: Fonts (Win XP home/Office)

    Hi, Al ~

    Copying/moving/dragging fonts in to the 'Fonts' folder will detect and install the fonts automatically.

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