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I have the Meta font family as .ttf and .otf files. On a Windows 7 laptop, I copied them into the Control Panel -> Fonts directory. But when I open a word document using a font of the Meta family, it gets rendered in another font (looks like Tahoma) and also prints in the other font.

Double-clicking the font files or copying them again into the fonts directory results in an error message telling me that the font is already installed. I know that the font files are OK, because I had them installed when the laptop still had Windows XP and I never had a problem then.

So, my question is, how do I install the font correctly so Word 2007 can use it?

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Are other applications able to use the font? –  Vervious Aug 23 '10 at 17:00
    
@Nano8Blazex I set FBReader to MetaNormal and it displayed the current eBook in MetaNormal. I don't have another application capable of opening Word files to reopen the .doc file and see how it is displayed. –  rumtscho Aug 23 '10 at 17:47
    
Silly suggestion but you have tried restarting MSWord right? :) –  Vervious Aug 23 '10 at 18:35
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Is your system up-to-date with the latest patches? Some time ago Microsoft patched their OpenType/TrueType rendering engine because of a security issue, and that caused some fonts to not work anymore. They fixed this later with a better fix that didn't disable those fonts.

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Not sure that this was the reason, but it works now after the hundred things I did (including updating everything). Thanks. –  rumtscho Aug 27 '10 at 15:19
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