Everything suddenly in italics or bold

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    qazwsxokmijn

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    Hi everyone. I have quite an annoying problem on my hand here. For no apparent reason my default font for programs, such as RealTemp, CPU-z, Firefox, you name it all of a sudden became italicised or bold. Here's a link to the pic I took showing my problem:

    http://yfrog.com/1a94411345p

    After looking around, somehow my 'Times New Roman Regular' ttf file in the C:\Windows\Fonts\Times New Roman folder was missing. I confirmed it was missing after asking a friend whether or not he has such a file in his system. So I asked him to send the TNR Regular ttf file, and copied it into my Times New Roman font directory.

    Sure enough, I could use the regular version of the TNR font, for example in MS Word, but for some reason although all programs are set to Times New Roman, most by default, they still show the font in either bold or italic, and would not use the regular version.

    On top of that, it also seems the font Arial is affected as well. As you can see in the image I've linked to, as I write this post I am using Arial and even though the italicization box is not selected, the font that is being produced is italic anyway. Does this mean there are several fonts whose regular versions have been smitten??

    Any idea why the regular versions disappeared into thin air just like that? And why, although the regular version has been restored, that my programs are still using the italic and/or bold version of fonts? Can anyone please suggest a fix?

    Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: Oh, and yes, I am using Windows 7. Professional x64.
    qazwsxokmijn, Jan 13, 2010
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    davehc Microsoft MVP

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    Open the Control panel - Fonts- Font settings, and "restore default font settings" It should be segeo ui
    davehc, Jan 13, 2010
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    qazwsxokmijn

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    Done that....no effect unfortunately.
    qazwsxokmijn, Jan 13, 2010
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    Ian Administrator

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    Welcome to the site :)

    Can you try loading up the command prompt as an admin (search for cmd.exe on the start menu > right click > run as admin) and then run "SFC /scannow". That should repair and replace any missing fonts.

    I'm guessing the theme personalisation settings aren't set to italics if you are getting the same font in text boxes?
    Ian, Jan 13, 2010
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    qazwsxokmijn

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    Tried the SFC command prompt as well to no avail. I'll be reformatting everything anyway, seems like it's the best thing to do right now. Want to upgrade from Pro to Ultimate! (for no apparent reason!)
    qazwsxokmijn, Jan 13, 2010
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    Ian Administrator

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    Well a fresh install should definitely sort it ;) Hope it goes smoothly for you :)
    Ian, Jan 14, 2010
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    This is particularly annoying problem that no solutions in this thread managed to fix

    However - I managed to fix it myself without a restore

    Here is how:

    Browser to c:/windows/winsxs

    Search the winsxs folder for the following files:

    C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-font-truetype-arial_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ce7861d6c70c1a93


    And



    C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-font-tru
    etype-verdana_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1a6e14c718deeae7


    Copy all the files from these folders (Arial and Verdana fonts) into:


    c:/windows/fonts


    You will be prompted if you want to overwrite / install the fonts. Click yes.


    Once installed the italic and bold issue should be no more.....


    ; )
    paraleadogg, Apr 4, 2011
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    ^^^ this works.
    emperorjj1, Dec 6, 2011
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