How do I get XP to recognize the font Georgia?
February 28, 2010 4:36 PM   Subscribe

I messed up my Windows XP fonts pretty bad, then I thought I fixed it. However, my system doesn't recognize that I have Georgia installed. Why can't I have Georgia?

Here are some details: I'm running Windows XP SP3. I followed the instructions on this website to pull the original Windows fonts off the installation CD.

When I say my system doesn't recognize Georgia, I mean Word and Notepad don't list it as a font (only the Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic versions). Webpages like that call for it are displayed in italics.

An attendant problem may be that the Fonts folder in the Control Panel doesn't seem to be a "special folder" anymore. I'm missing the things like File > Install New Font. Does this have something to do with desktop.ini?

I messed my fonts up using a program called FontFrenzy.

Any help would be awesome. This is bugging me to no end. And if you need any more info, let me know.
posted by boghead to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Best answer: Have you tried using Tweak UI to repair the Fonts folder?
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:40 PM on February 28, 2010

Response by poster: Never heard of it, but I'm checking it out now...
posted by boghead at 4:45 PM on February 28, 2010

Response by poster: Fixed the fonts folder, but XP still doesn't recognize that Georgia's installed. Thanks though, Inspector.
posted by boghead at 5:00 PM on February 28, 2010

It might be worth running a "repair" with your install disk.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:05 PM on February 28, 2010

Best answer: Try replacing the font files, these.

Drop them into C:\WINDOWS\Fonts

Reboot, and try again.
posted by hungrysquirrels at 6:43 AM on March 1, 2010

Response by poster: That did it hsquirrels. Thanks!
posted by boghead at 3:35 PM on March 2, 2010

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