Helvetica font problems in Windows 7

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Helvetica font problems in Windows 7

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:54 am UTC

I recently installed Windows 7 on one of my laptops, and since, I've been having problems with websites trying to display the Helvetica font.

First of all, I'm fully aware that Windows does not ship with the Helvetica font. However, for some reason, Microsoft Office shows that it's installed and websites are trying to use it. However, the font displayed in both Microsoft Office and in all of my browsers is not Helvetica. what's being displayed is shown in the following screenshots (click to enlarge):

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I'd like to find whatever font Windows thinks is Helvetica and delete it, so that websites that are trying to use it would just default to Arial or whatever sans-serif font each website drops to next, but I cannot find anything even remotely referencing Helvetica in C:\Windows\Fonts.
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Re: Helvetica font problems in Windows 7

Postby RahulKolasseri » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:42 am UTC

How about downloading Helvetica and dropping into the fonts folder?
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