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By default, Segoe UI is the font used by Windows. Windows XP used Tahoma for most user interfaces. Windows 98 used MS Sans Serif.


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As Jonno stated in his answer Segoe UI is the current default. You can check (and change) the exact font being used on your system by opening the control panel, going to "Appearance and Personalization"... clicking "Change Window Glass Colors" clicking "Advanced Appearance Settings" then selecting "Message Box" from the drop down menu to view the ...


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I found it! I had already installed winetricks, but if you don't have it: # pacman -S winetricks Then install corefonts: $ winetricks corefonts And voila!


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The font in question is called solferino and can be downloaded here (may be copyrighted). You can download the ttf file to ~/.fonts/ to install for yourself. You can then use the font in your applications, for example in OpenOffice. By changing the font size in your application, you can find certain sizes where the base line is not aligned and other sizes ...


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Click the hamburger icon in the upper-right of Chrome, and click Settings. At the bottom of this page, press "Show advanced settings..." Find the "Web Content" section and press "Customize Fonts". Change the different fonts in here. Keep in mind that a serif font has little tails and lines on various characters, while a sans-serif font does not. ...


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Boot into safe mode with command prompt, you may even be able to launch explorer.exe in that mode to delete the files, though I used del.exe del c:\windows\fonts\* This will not delete several core system fonts, but it will remove the fonts you normally see in windows. my solution is to copy wanted fonts first, then move them back after running that ...


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For me on OSX, my Python installation was in my home directory due to admin restrictions which caused font location confusion. I was able to get Helvetica working following these steps: http://blog.olgabotvinnik.com/blog/2012/11/15/2012-11-15-how-to-set-helvetica-as-the-default-sans-serif-font-in/ Download and install Fondu to convert Mac-Helvetica to ...


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Dhiwakar Ravikumar's answer is correct in that the subkey contains a list of font files and that Windows won't see font files without an entry there. After some experimentation, however, I discovered that the name of each entry doesn't matter at all, at least for modern programs. (It's conceivable that older programs rely on it.) Just putting a font file ...


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I was having the exact same problem - was driving me nuts. Some of the fixes suggested helped a bit here, or there - but there was still a problem. It was really bad in Outlook and in MS Word. Even tried swapping out hardware. Last ditch effort was to plug a mac into my monitor and it looked a bit better, but still seemed off, then I tried high contrast ...


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Are you using Chrome? This is a known issue in Chrome on Windows 10; it appears that Segoe UI no longer covers all the scripts that it used to, and Chrome hasn't yet added all the required fallback fonts. As a temporary workaround, find Disable DirectWrite (chrome://flags/#disable-direct-write) in Chrome's flags page and enable the flag (you'll be enabling ...



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