OTF Font problems - 2nd try


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PBCConsulting

I did not get a solution to my problem yet, so I'm calling out for some
additional help...

PROBLEM:

I cannot either view (double-click) or install ANY ".OTF" font file on
my WinXP SP2, fully patched.

FACTS:

- I am localAdmin of the box with full access to all folders
- Fontview correctly displays all other types of fonts (TTF, FON) when
double-clicking them
- I can install TTF fonts without any problems
- FileType Extensions for OTF correctly points to "OpenType Font
file" with shell command "open" correctly pointing to
"c:\windows\system32\fontview.exe %1"
- I DID delete the OTF file type and re-created it by associated it
again with "OpenType Font file"
- A right-click on an OTF file correctly displays "open" and
"print" as the first two options for this type of object
- The PATH variable both for USER (me) and SYSTEM correctly has entries

for c:\windows;c:\windows\system32;%systemroot%;%systemroot%\system32
- If a copy of anyone of these OTF files is sent to my other computer
(also XP SP2), font install without any problem - Hence files are not
corrupted.
- Nothing listed in event logs following error messages
- Same problem in regular AND Safe Mode

ERRORS MESSAGES:

- If trying to install ANY OTF font by dragging into FONT folder or
else using FONT icon in control panel I get: "Unable to install the
NameOfTheFont (OpenType) font. The font file may be damaged. Check
with you font vendor about obtaining a new file"
- If I double-click on any OTF file, I get: "The requested file
Path\Name.otf was not a valid font file."
- If trying to install OTF fonts using Adobe ATM 4.1 (installed) I get:

"Cannot activate font NameOfTheFont. Font may be invalid or
damaged." ATM was installed AFTER problem started, as a possible way
to fix it,
to no avail.

I will GREATLY appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks in advance.
 
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P

PBCConsulting

As stated in the "FACTS" section of my problem descrition, this was the
first thing I tried Byte -

Thanks anyway.
 

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