Missing fonts in the Display Properties - Appearance --Advanced Tab


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atakticaret

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to change the icon and menu fonts. I have about 240 fonts
installed in the system (in C:/Windows/Fonts folder).

When I right-click-->Display Properties-->Appearance-->Advanced and
choose Menu or Icon and click on the fonts drop-down menu, I have maybe
only 20-30 fonts, but the ones that I'd want to use are not there.

Why is the drop-down menu not showing the complete list of fonts? Is
there a way to add my favorite fonts to that list?

Thanks in advance

Alex

WinXP Pro-SP2
 
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Lawrence J. Gardner

How were the fonts added to the Fonts Folder ... are these all the original
Windows Fonts?

If third-party fonts, did you add them using the Install Fonts option.

If I'm not mistaken, there is a FontCache that is used by Windows, so that
it doesn't keep re-reading the Fonts folder when displaying the drop-down
list.

Follow this:

After wracking my brains on this problem for the past 2 weeks, I finally
figured out that just like a web browser has cache files, so does the
Windows
Fonts. So after much searching around, I found a file named FNTCACHE.DAT in
the Windows\System32 directory and I deleted it. When I rebooted, it
regenerated a fresh copy of itself and then all was well with the fonts that
I previously had problems with.
 
A

atakticaret

Dear Lawrence,

thanks for the quick reply.

All of them are original fonts and were added to the Fonts folder via
the install function.

I have followed your advice and deleted the fntcache.dat, rebooted the
system. It's still the same, the list in the Appearance-Advanced tab
consists only 25 fonts and it's not showing the rest of the fonts.

BTW, windows regenerated the file and it has the same file size as the
previous file.

Regards
 
L

Lawrence J. Gardner

Did you try running TweakUI and use the repair Font Folder?
 
A

atakticaret

Yes, I did. Still the same.

It's indeed a weird problem. I can't explain why it won't show all the
fonts there. Well, as a long time Windows user, there have always been
things that I couldn't explain anyway :)
 
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Hi IT professional software programmer

I'm trying to change the icon and menu fonts. I have about 240 fonts
installed in the system (in C:/Windows/Fonts folder).

When I right-click-->Display Properties-->Appearance-->Advanced and
choose Menu or Icon and click on the fonts drop-down menu, I have maybe
only 10 fonts, but the ones that I'd want to use are not there.

Why is the drop-down menu not showing the complete list of fonts? Is
there a way to add my favorite fonts to that list?
Please help me to solve this.

Look forward to hearing from you soon

Chhayleang
Windows XP SP2 Dark Edition v.5
 
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Hi IT professional software programmer PC review

I'm trying to change the icon and menu fonts. I have about 240 fonts
installed in the system (in C:/Windows/Fonts folder).

When I right-click-->Display Properties-->Appearance-->Advanced and
choose Menu or Icon and click on the fonts drop-down menu, I have maybe
only 10 fonts, but the ones that I'd want to use are not there.

Why is the drop-down menu not showing the complete list of fonts? Is
there a way to add my favorite fonts to that list?
Please help me to solve this.

Look forward to hearing from you soon

Chhayleang
 
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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to change the icon and menu fonts. I have about 240 fonts
installed in the system (in C:/Windows/Fonts folder).

When I right-click-->Display Properties-->Appearance-->Advanced and
choose Menu or Icon and click on the fonts drop-down menu, I have maybe
only 20-30 fonts, but the ones that I'd want to use are not there.

Why is the drop-down menu not showing the complete list of fonts? Is
there a way to add my favorite fonts to that list?

Thanks in advance

Alex

WinXP Pro-SP2
Hi Alex!
I'm from vietnam, I not speadk english very well. I same problem, I searching fix problem via google. I found solution fix problem:
1. You access Control Panel --> "Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options" --> "Regionel and Language Options" -->You chose tab Regional Options: English United State, Location: English United State. Tab Advanced: English United State.
2. restart PC
3. Done
Good luck :thumb:
 

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