Arial duplicates issue

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Glyphman
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Arial duplicates issue

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Have had this issue since I installed MainType 11. Some days before I had installed Windows 11.

In Windows fonts folder it looks ok... except for the Arial narrow that is not there:
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In the Settings font admin it looks like this:
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In MainType "Active fonts" it looks like this:
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It is not possible to uninstall the duplicates in any of the folders/places???
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Re: Arial duplicates issue

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Hi again... managed to erase the duplicates for; italic, bold, bold italic... but not for "normal" regular??
Did this by searching for duplicates and erase the duplicates...
So now looks like this in MainType:
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Any suggestion what to try for erase the duplicates for Arial Normal "regular" ??
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This is really awkward. What resources (files) are shown for each of them in the Information panel?
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Re: Arial duplicates issue

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Hi Erwin, tnx for answering
1st Arial = C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\arial_0.ttf
2nd = C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\arial.ttf
3rd = C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\arial.ttf

Narrow = C:\FONTS\TT fonts\ARIALN.TTF
C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\ARIALN.TTF
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It is not easy but certainly not impossible to install several fonts with the same name, but this is of course unwanted as you won't know which one is going to be used.

Maybe the Registry Fixer within MainType can fix this?
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Erwin Denissen wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 1:38 pm It is not easy but certainly not impossible to install several fonts with the same name, but this is of course unwanted as you won't know which one is going to be used.

Maybe the Registry Fixer within MainType can fix this?
I open the Registry fixer but can not repair. I tried to just choose the 3 arial and I tried to sellect all, but the button for repair is not active??
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I checked in "regedit" windows and there are two (2) arial registered. I don't know what it is if one is the narrow??? and the other the whole family?
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Do you think it can be a good idea to erase both with regedit and make a new install??
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Glyphman wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 2:13 pm
Erwin Denissen wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 1:38 pm It is not easy but certainly not impossible to install several fonts with the same name, but this is of course unwanted as you won't know which one is going to be used.

Maybe the Registry Fixer within MainType can fix this?
I open the Registry fixer but can not repair. I tried to just choose the 3 arial and I tried to sellect all, but the button for repair is not active??
It should work with MainType 11.
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Re: Arial duplicates issue

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Erwin Denissen wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 2:54 pm
Glyphman wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 2:13 pm
Erwin Denissen wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 1:38 pm It is not easy but certainly not impossible to install several fonts with the same name, but this is of course unwanted as you won't know which one is going to be used.

Maybe the Registry Fixer within MainType can fix this?
I open the Registry fixer but can not repair. I tried to just choose the 3 arial and I tried to sellect all, but the button for repair is not active??
It should work with MainType 11.
I have MAinType 11. Please can you give me exact instruction so I can check if I am missing something?
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The Repair Selected button should be enabled.
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Erwin Denissen wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 3:16 pm The Repair Selected button should be enabled.
Not enabled
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I see, you have no registry issues :lol:

Maybe you can delete them through Windows Fonts folder.

Otherwise I will look into this within a couple of days. There are currently no issues related to FontCreator, except for the lack of an up-to-date manual, so I intend to focus on a minor update of MainType soon.
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Ok... will try again and reinstall
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Erwin Denissen wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 3:27 pm I see, you have no registry issues :lol:

Maybe you can delete them through Windows Fonts folder.

Otherwise I will look into this within a couple of days. There are currently no issues related to FontCreator, except for the lack of an up-to-date manual, so I intend to focus on a minor update of MainType soon.
I can not erase from the windows fonts folder and in this folder there is only one "arial normal". In the "settings" and font managing section I can see the 3 versions of "arial normal" but they can not be erased from here.
The only way I can erase the fonts would be through the "regdit" but I'm worried how it would affect the os and softwares that are in use of arial...?
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