Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

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Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 12:28 am

I'll post this here, even though no one will read it. Maybe someone will stumble across it with a search.

In the new Windows 10 version 1809 update, Microsoft has made changes in the font area.

In the past, when you installed .ttf fonts. it required Admin privileges and installed the font for all users.

In 1809, you can install .ttf fonts for the local user without Admin privileges. That sounds nice, but if you do that, the font won't show up in the Resolve Text+ font list. It will be in the Text font list.

With 1809, if you install a font, when you right click on the .ttf file, you have a new menu called "Install For All Users". It requires Admin level privileges. And you have the old Install menu. If you want the font to be available in the Resolve Text+ font list, use the "Install For All Users" menu.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 12:32 am

Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 6:54 am

Thanks Dwaine
I upgraded one of our systems to 1809 recently, so this is very good to know.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 10:21 am

Thank you Dwaine Maggart,
Very useful tip. :)
Now I know where my fonts are gone.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 3:00 pm

Thanks for the update
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 5:57 pm

Good to know. Thank you Dwaine :)
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Dec 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Very helpful. Thanks Dwaine.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostFri Dec 21, 2018 5:54 am

You're the man, Dwaine!
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostWed Jan 02, 2019 4:38 pm

Nice one, Dwaine! Thanks

And you thought no one would read your post!

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 8:08 am

Thanks!!

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 3:36 pm

Great heads up Dwaine!
And thanks for all the support you provide here on the forum as well.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 am

is that why maybe 5 out of every 20 fonts work that are in my list?
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostFri Jan 25, 2019 7:15 am

Dwaine, you’re the George Bailey of Black Magic Design.


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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostFri Jan 25, 2019 9:00 pm

Amazing! Gonna try this now.

EDIT: It solved my issue. So happy! <3
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostSat Jan 26, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks for the information.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostWed Feb 20, 2019 9:44 pm

Help! I only have 5 fonts available for Text+. I have tried reinstalling all the fonts on my system using the "right click Install for all" mentioned above but it doesn't seem to help. Restarted Resolve. Restarted computer. Tried downloading and installing fonts. Nothing seems to work. They appear in the normal text app.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Feb 21, 2019 2:07 am

That seems like an odd location for the fonts. They should be in:

C:\Windows\Fonts
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm

Dwaine Maggart wrote:That seems like an odd location for the fonts. They should be in:

C:\Windows\Fonts


Well somehow they are in both. For the record, I didn't change anything so these must be the system defaults. But these fonts won't give me the "Install For All Users" install option. Not sure what to do. Attached a image.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Feb 21, 2019 9:02 pm

What version of Windows 10 are you using?
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PostThu Feb 21, 2019 10:12 pm

Win 10 Home, V. 1809, Build 17763.316
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 pm

Regarding your previous post, the right click option to Install For All Users is for when you are installing a new .ttf font file. It's not for fonts that are already installed.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostThu Feb 21, 2019 11:16 pm

That said, this whole thread is about installing NEW font files on version 1809.

Font's that were already on the system previous to the 1809 version were already available to all users and should be visible in Text+.

Can you confirm that the fonts you are not seeing in Text+ were installed before or after you were running version 1809?
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostFri Feb 22, 2019 4:12 pm

Both. I reinstalled the fonts that were not showing up and they still didn't show. I tried installing new fonts and they don't show. The new fonts show up in other programs, as do the rest of them.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostSun Feb 24, 2019 6:19 am

Steve S. wrote:
Dwaine Maggart wrote:They should be in:

C:\Windows\Fonts

Well somehow they are in both.


Don't use Explorer to see where the fonts are. Use some 3rd party file manager, like Total Commander. Explorer automatically shows you all of the installed fonts instead of real C:\Windows\Fonts folder contents. So, use something like Total Commander to see if your fonts are actually there. If they're not, just copy them there using the same 3rd party file manager. Helped me.

P.S. Total Commander hides some system folders, including 'Fonts'. You need to make them visible by activating 'show hidden files' option in Total Commander.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostMon Feb 25, 2019 8:35 pm

jp_agner wrote:
Steve S. wrote:
Dwaine Maggart wrote:They should be in:

C:\Windows\Fonts

Well somehow they are in both.


Don't use Explorer to see where the fonts are. Use some 3rd party file manager, like Total Commander. Explorer automatically shows you all of the installed fonts instead of real C:\Windows\Fonts folder contents. So, use something like Total Commander to see if your fonts are actually there. If they're not, just copy them there using the same 3rd party file manager. Helped me.


Thank you everyone for the help. But it just keep getting weirder. I installed TC only to find that the Fonts folder doesn't even show up. It still shows up the same in Explorer (pic attached). So the folder even really there? I'm so very confused. I tried making a new Fonts folder in C\Windows but it just deletes the folder after I enter the name.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostWed Feb 27, 2019 5:23 pm

Steve S. wrote:I installed TC only to find that the Fonts folder doesn't even show up.

TC hides some system folders. You need to make them visible. Configuration - Options - Display.
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I just added a button to the toolbar. Alternatively, you can just use cm_SwitchHidSys command in the field at the bottom of TC window to make hidden files and folders visible:
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Or just use cd Fonts command (while in Windows\ folder) to go straight into the Fonts folder:
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostWed Feb 27, 2019 9:02 pm

WOW! I can't believe this. On a whim I updated to 15.2.4 and now the fonts are showing up. Guess it has some sort of patch for the issue. Or something I did earlier took affect. Either way sorry for all the trouble and thanks for hanging in there with me. Hope this helps someone else!
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Changes and Resolve Text+

PostTue May 07, 2019 9:16 am

Dwaine Maggart wrote:That said, this whole thread is about installing NEW font files on version 1809.

Font's that were already on the system previous to the 1809 version were already available to all users and should be visible in Text+.

Can you confirm that the fonts you are not seeing in Text+ were installed before or after you were running version 1809?



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