I'm having a problem with some programmes displaying text in the wrong font. This is causing text in some applications to no longer fit in the buttons that they are assigned. This is particularly evident in Norton SystemWorks and Internet Security, but is also noticeable when visiting google. I'm not sure how I should go about correcting this. I'm running Windows XP.
Go into Internet Explorer/ tools/ Internet Options and click the box called Fonts at the bottom of the General tab. Try Times New Roman in the Left panel and Courier New in the Right Panel. Some of the fonts listed are physically larger than others and also have different character maps.
Font problems arise if the specified font (of the program) has been deleted. Windows tries to substitute something similar. If a vital system font has been deleted, havoc can ensue. Have any fonts been deleted?
Don't know how to correct it if they have but at least it might explain what has happened and someone else can offer a solution.