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I can't get any fonts that I've added to Windows 10 to work for paint.net. Other applications access them without error. Paint.net displays every font I've added (not the defaults that come with Windows) with an exclamation point in a triangle next to it in the menu. Trying to use any of these fonts used to crash the program. Several Windows and a couple paint.net updates later, and the fonts just refuse to display. Reinstalling the fonts has resulted in a generic font appearing when I select them. Changing permissions per font has no effect.

 

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I've searched and found another topic with a similar issue and the suggested fix was to install the font for all users. Right-clicking does not give me that option in my version of Windows (10 Home, 1909). The problem seems to have started when paint.net updated about a year ago, but Windows is constantly updating, so that may have had something to do with it. Either way, further updates haven't fixed this and I'd like to be able to use my fonts without cutting and pasting from another program.

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3 hours ago, toe_head2001 said:

Please install the font by selecting "Install for all users" from the file's context menu.

 

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Let us know how it goes.

 

How it went is I've looked all over for that menu option and I don't find it. This is the menu I get when I right-click a font:

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If I select "Properties" I am able to OK a font for various users (there is only one on this machine, me) and grant permissions for programs to use it, but toggling these options on and off has no effect.

 

What's the pathway to get to that menu you've screenshotted? If there is another way to view fonts outside of the control panel, Windows 10 is hiding it from me.

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@Wyvr, you're looking in the wrong place.

Use File Explorer to look for the font where you have saved it (or extracted it after you have downloaded it). Perhaps in "Downloads"? (If you have trouble finding it, it may be easier to download it again). It is there that you need to right-click and "Install for all users".

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8 hours ago, Djisves said:

@Wyvr, you're looking in the wrong place.

Use File Explorer to look for the font where you have saved it (or extracted it after you have downloaded it). Perhaps in "Downloads"? (If you have trouble finding it, it may be easier to download it again). It is there that you need to right-click and "Install for all users".

YES! Son of a gun!

 

Okay, the correct pathway to fix this error in my version of Windows 10 (found with your help) is NOT to use File Explorer to view the font in the Fonts folder or the Control Panel, OR to search the font name itself (it stalls out) but to re-download the font, EXTRACT IT to the Downloads folder or elsewhere, but NOT to the Fonts folder, and DO NOT obey Windows' prompt to "Install?" but right-click on the font file only after you have extracted it to its own folder. THEN (and it looks like ONLY then) you get the menu option for "install for all users." I don't know whether I need to install all new fonts via the back door like this to get them to work with paint.net, but I'm going to anyway.

 

Manually OKing the font for all users and programs via the Control Panel doesn't do it, and right-clicking before extraction or in the Fonts folder doesn't either, and Windows 10 offers you multiple options to do it "wrong" (which seem to have been "right" for all the other programs I'm using). I'm so glad that menu option IS available. You just have to follow a very specific path.

 

THANK YOU!

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I had a similar issue here: For some very obvious reason, paint.net doesn't show some TrueType fonts due to a rendering error (I assume it's probably due to a faulty rendering of the TrueType engine?) This is not a very common issue, but a very unusual one, I mean:

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I'm using the latest version of paint.net (version 4.2.14 (Final 4214.7601.39231)) running on Windows 10 version 20H2 (Build 19042.630). No wonder why this isn't the first time why I'm actually seeing this!

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