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Why do I get large letters on some programs?

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Metro28:
This happens to me in some old programs, for example MPT beta or very old versions.

How do I fix this?

Saga Musix:
That looks like the standard Windows font that is used when the correct font couldn't be found. I cannot tell you why the correct font would be missing on your system. Maybe you deleted it.

Metro28:

--- Quote from: Saga Musix on September 10, 2021, 12:48:47 ---That looks like the standard Windows font that is used when the correct font couldn't be found. I cannot tell you why the correct font would be missing on your system. Maybe you deleted it.

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I don't recall deleting it, but I doubt some programs that I installed and it started doing that.

What is the name of the missing font? (I have another computer and it is like a font without ClearType)

Saga Musix:
The correct classic UI font would be MS Sans Serif. What you are seeing is a font called System instead (as said, a fallback font). The System font may also be used if there are other problems (such as a lack of resources to load more fonts). Given your other issues with OpenMPT's UI and update mechanism, I really think something is wrong with your Windows installation and you are probably best off with reinstalling it (or preferably a Windows version that is still supported with updates).

Metro28:

--- Quote from: Saga Musix on September 10, 2021, 13:56:30 ---The correct classic UI font would be MS Sans Serif. What you are seeing is a font called System instead (as said, a fallback font). The System font may also be used if there are other problems (such as a lack of resources to load more fonts). Given your other issues with OpenMPT's UI and update mechanism, I really think something is wrong with your Windows installation and you are probably best off with reinstalling it (or preferably a Windows version that is still supported with updates).

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How weird, I have that font.

This also happens in some programs:

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