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Subject: RE: VFP Arial font missing
Thread ID: 345384 Message ID: 345389 # Views: 67 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5:43:06 AM         
   


> I have a strange problem.
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> On one of my WIN2K3 computers, the VFP font is missing. It was there yesterday.
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> When I select any control fontname property, the Arial font is not in the list. All other fonts including Arial variants are there.
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> I have tried AFONTS and Arial is in the list.
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> I have checked MS Word and it still has the Arial font installed.
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> I have checked the windows\fonts directory and Arial is there.
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> I have deleted and reinstalled arial but no luck.
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> I have uninstalled and reinstalled VFP and still no luck.
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> Any ideas?
>
>
> David Younger

A peculiarity of fonts in windows is that most programs access the font by reference not name.

For example, you can say use Arial in my report then after deleting another font from your font directory suddenly have Arial disappear to be replaced by another font, despite the file still saying you are using Arial.

Although you have installed and uninstalled VFP, you may be actually using the same project file or configuration files. Try opening a new project and see if the problem still occurs. If a new project file shows Arial then rebuild your project or reinstate your font directory (if you have it baked up).

I usually keep a backup of my font directory so if this happens after uninstalling a package (which removed a font for some reason) I could just reinstate the fonts directory and functionality would be resumed.

Simon Cropper

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VFP Arial font missing Posted by David Younger @ 5/23/2012 5:12:10 AM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by Simon Cropper @ 5/23/2012 5:43:06 AM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by David Younger @ 5/24/2012 5:26:05 AM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/24/2012 5:52:08 AM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by Simon Cropper @ 5/24/2012 5:55:22 AM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by David Younger @ 5/28/2012 1:29:10 PM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by Tom Saddul @ 5/28/2012 2:23:36 PM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by Koen Piller @ 5/28/2012 2:31:59 PM
RE: VFP Arial font missing Posted by Simon Cropper @ 5/29/2012 1:32:33 AM