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Menu images or font seems to be missing?

  1. #1

    Posts : 3

    Menu images or font seems to be missing?

    Hey all, hope this is the right forum for this...

    I installed my collection of fonts last night and since then the images (or maybe they're a kind of font?) in the menu bar in the start menu have gone missing and have been replaced by rectangles (which leads me to believe its a font problem). These weird rectangles have also replaced the arrows on scrollbars, the search button in the start menu... pretty much any kind of button in the Metro interface. I did not remove, rename, overwrite, or delete any existing fonts to my knowledge. Please take a look at my attached pic.

    Is there any way to fix this or am I going to have to do *another* refresh?

    Help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!

    Love this ->
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  2. #2

    Posts : 3

    Apparently, I replaced the "Segoe UI Symbol" font with a Windows 7 version that does not have any of the Metro symbols. To fix, I copied "Segoe UI Symbol" from my girlfriend's computer and overwrote the crap version on mine.

    Stupidity 1, Me 0
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  3. #3

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    It's not really that stupid actually. It's kind of annoying that you can't replace your system font now because there are custom symbols being used in the UI :/ (Or wait till prople start coming out with fonts that include the symbols. But that could be some wait)
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3

    This is true. Thankfully, I love the Segoe font family. I don't think I would change it even if I could.
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  5. #5

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    It is duplicated (or you could say there is a spare copy) in the c:\windows\winsxs folder. Navigate in Windows Explorer to that folder and type seguisym.ttf in the search bar. When the file is found right click and select install.

    Microsoft has been using Font symbols as part of the user interface since Windows 95 introduced the Marlett.ttf to paint some of the components of on-screen windows like the scroll buttons etc.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 1
    windows 8.0

    Hi. I have a problem. My web page is not displaying arial bold font at all. I have install it from c:\windows\winsxs folder but it is not working. Note I have 3 folders for the arial font :
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