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Subject: RE: VFP Arial font missing
Thread ID: 345384 Message ID: 345522 # Views: 40 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:52:08 AM         
   


> >
> > 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
>
> Hi Simon,
>
> I have done the simplest thing I can try which is to create a form in a new directory and the Arial Font is still missing:
>
> CREATE FORM TEST
>
> Add a control to the form.
>
> Arial font is not available for the control.
>
> Any other ideas?
>
> Cheers
>
> David Younger


For unusual cases like that, what I do is I uninstall first the program involved, do a restart then after that manually deletes the related folders which may have been left by said uninstallation. After that I run a registry cleaner to ensure that orphan entries are removed in the registry as well. Do another restart, then only then I will try to reinstall.

P.S.

By related folders, I mean include deleting this:

\Documents and Settings\useraccount\Application Data\Microsoft\Visual FoxPro 9

PPS.

In some ways, clearing the temp folder helps also fix a certain problem.

\Documents and Settings\useraccount\Local Settings\Temp



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ENTIRE THREAD

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