This is really irritating me.
My fonts aren’t displaying correctly in Windows 98.
I installed Win98 and a few other bits and pieces (Opera, ZoneAlarm, Office etc) a few days ago – nothing to do with fonts. Everything worked fine.
Two days ago I noticed that fonts weren’t rendering properly in web pages displayed by Opera. Changes made to my preferences weren’t taking effect; e.g. I set my forms text to default to OCR A Extended (which I have and which works fine in Word) but they default to either Arial or System. Some fonts didn’t display at all; on some pages, text appears in that MS Outlook-style font as a load of rectangles. If I cut and paste into Notepad, the text appears normal. What’s even stranger is that there’s no consistency; on some pages it’s a line of Impact that appears as boxes; on some it’s Verdana; on some it’s Arial – but all three fonts are installed and display correctly on most pages. The problem doesn’t occur in IE6.
I assumed this was an Opera problem and reinstalled. No change. I downloaded the 6.02 version of Opera tonight. No change.
Now I notice that in Windows Media Player 7.1 the left hand nav bar (where it says “CD Audio”, “Media Library” etc) is also being shown in the Outlook-style rectangles.
It may sound trivial but it’s bleedin’ irritating trying to work out what the button labels are, and the lack of consistency means that I doubt it’s a problem with the font files themselves – after all, they do appear correctly on some pages and when I use them in Word.