Ah! Good to know. Thanks ... interesting (and surprising) that the
drivers for a video card can have this effect on fonts.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Boss [mailto:bosscomm at rogers.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:26 PM
> To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hosain at aeris.net);
framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: RE: Fonts won't install
> Thanks Syed, but just before I got your message I solved the problem.
> several hours of messing around with fonts, Windows, system restore,
> happened to do a search on the laptop in question (Dell E6500) and
> that this is a known problem with drivers for recent NVIDIA graphics
> The solution is at http://laptopvideo2go.com/drivers/xp/178.15.
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Syed.Hosain at aeris.net [mailto:Syed.Hosain at aeris.net]
> > Sent: November 13, 2008 1:27 AM
> > To: David Boss; framers at lists.frameusers.com
> > Subject: RE: Fonts won't install
> > > I moved to a new PC recently and now find that I can't install
> > type 1
> > > or opentype fonts. I get a message that "the font file may be
> > damaged". The
> > > files were copied from my old PC so I know they are fine. Windows
> > SP3 (no
> > > choice as that's what Dell provided). Any ideas? Please copy
> > to
> > me as
> > > I am on digest.
> > Just a thought: they may indeed be damaged - depending on how you
> > the copy of the files from the old PC.
> > I'd suggest taking the font files from the new PC *back* to the old
> > and compare bit-for-bit (maybe in a DOS window using "fc") to the
> > that are, I hope, still there.
> > If this passes, then you know that it is not the source of the
> > If it does not, then the font files may indeed have been corrupted
> > during the copy.
> > Z