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Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« on: September 10, 2021, 01:03:30 »
This happens to me in some old programs, for example MPT beta or very old versions.

How do I fix this?

« Last Edit: September 10, 2021, 14:11:49 by Metro28 »
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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #1 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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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 13:43:22 »
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.
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)
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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #3 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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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 14:03:57 »
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).
How weird, I have that font.

This also happens in some programs:
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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 14:05:28 »
Really, your system is broken. Reinstall it. I cannot tell you how to fix this otherwise.
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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 14:08:26 »
Really, your system is broken. Reinstall it. I cannot tell you how to fix this otherwise.
Thank you. It is the only answer I got on the Internet, I see that this only happens to me. ;)
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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2021, 14:32:43 »
The correct classic UI font would be MS Sans Serif.
I still wonder if it should be called MS Sans Serif Normal or MS Sans Serif.
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Re: Why do I get large letters on some programs?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2021, 15:29:53 »
MS Sans Serif is the font. Normal is the style. Anyway, don't expect any further explanations or troublshooting on this from my side - your system is broken, there is nothing I can do to help you.
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