Composite Fonts. Can these be safely deleted?

  Phrixos 22:12 22 May 2009


Fix FontsFolder has churned out for me, the following:

c:\Windows\Fonts\GlobalSansSerif.CompositeFont "invalid font" (Red X)
c:\Windows\Fonts\GlobalMonospace.CompositeFont "invalid font" (Red X)
c:\Windows\Fonts\UserInterface.CompositeFont "invalid font" (Red X)
c:\Windows\Fonts\GlobalSerif.CompositeFont "invalid font" (Red X)

c:\Windows\Fonts\malgungothicBold "unexpected font data" (Yellow "?")
c:\Windows\Fonts\Microsoft Yahei Bold "unexpected font data" (Yellow "?")
c:\Windows\Fonts\Trebuchet Bold "unexpected font data" (Yellow "?")

When I click on Repair Font, I get the message, "Not all items could be repaired."

Until now, I have never heard of a "Composite Font," and the name suggests, they should not be deleted willy-nilly.

Am I wrong there?

I've just tried, for the very first time, to use Vista's Backup Facility and which I find is, quite frankly, the pits. I have several backups, none of which I find I can access owing to Vista's Restore/Search facility.(Microsoft: the Search-Restore facility finds nothing! Make it an option and bring back the old file tree.)

So; any advice out there on whether it is safe to delete any of these defective fonts?

  ambra4 05:11 23 May 2009

“Whether it is safe to delete any of these defective fonts?”


Composite Fonts

click here

What are CID or composite fonts?

click here

Create a composite font

click here

  Phrixos 22:01 23 May 2009

Thanks for the info, ambra4. I hardly understand the info provided in your links (I have no idea how they got there, how they got corrupted, or what effect deletion will have on program funtion, but its it's good to know the deletion will not trash my system.

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