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Finally, I've found a workaround for the condensed Terminal font bug

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Old March 5th 20, 03:26 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.os.windows-vista,alt.comp.os.windows-8,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Finally, I've found a workaround for the condensed Terminal font bug

I use the Terminal font where it should show like this:


But somehow, ended up like this:


This has bugged me for years. And so far, the only workaround I found on the
net is a a system restart.

But I finally found a consistent method to reproduce the problem: simply log
off the use, then relogin. Apparently, the bug applies to Windows Vista and
up to Windows 10 before build 1703. My guess is that it has something to do
with Windows Desktop Manager which was introduced in Windows Vista.

And with that, I found that somehow, the `Terminal Regular` font (i.e. the
`VGAOEM.FON` file) got removed from the font list in memory while the font
itself is still loaded in memory, on subsequest user login.

The workaround fix I've found is to delete the `Terminal Regular` font from
the `Fonts` folder. But because it's a system font, it can't be deleted and
it'll show an error message. However, it causes the font to be reregistered
into the font list in the memory. So, it does what's needed to fix the font.

I've made a script to ease the font fix using VBScript. No Administrator
rights is required to run it and apply the fix.


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