The fonts are there, but IE can't see 'em?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2010/03/24 07:01 -04:00, original URI:

Over in the Suggestion Box, dmelliott asked:

I read what I could find about fonts installed in the system not being installed in IE, but I could not find anything about how to solve the problem.  I would assume registry hacks?

Now I am not 100% sure what the question is here, since Internet Explorer doesn't install fonts (and even when it did it was just a few extras for Win9x and NT4 machines).

Maybe it is fonts not showing up in the per-script UI in Internet Explorer, in which case I have talked about the issues of how both choice is determined and selection is stored in blogs such as Where are the IE plain text fonts? and The importance of Tagalog to Burmese, aka "Of course I'd lie to you, I'm a font!".

Though without any information on either Internet Explorer or Windows version it is hard to guess further than that, or suggest solutions/workarounds/hacks.

Hopefully dmelliott is still around and can provide the additional info....

Travis on 24 Mar 2010 9:58 AM:

I would think what he is referring to is, he has Font Foo installed in Windows and he has some text on a web page that is set to use Font Foo via CSS or something. And IE is not rendering said text using Font Foo.

Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Mar 2010 10:02 AM:


But a *lot* more info is gonna be required that was not given, so if that is the case he's gonna have to step up and say so (and explain a lot more about OS version, IE version, font name, how installed, whether a reboot happened, whether the font works other places, etc.)....

I am not a mind reader! :-)

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