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quest221
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problem with install fonts

Post by quest221 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:15 am

Hi,

I use winrar create a SFX pack to install fonts.

Here is the content in SFX
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;The comment below contains SFX script commands

Path=%windir%\fonts
SavePath
Silent=1
Overwrite=2
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And run this after extract
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fontinst.exe /F fontinst.inf
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Actually, the fonts installed successfully until I open fonts folder.

If I never open fonts folder after the XP installation, I can't find those fonts in every applications (such as notepad).

I guess I missed something. Any suggestion will be appreciated!
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Post by yumeyao » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:51 am

try this tool.
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... ht=fontreg

it can be runned at svcpack.inf or runonceex
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Post by code65536 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:54 am

1) Opening the font folder automatically registers any unregistered font. If you need to open the font folder in order for the font to work, then the font was not correctly registered.

2) fontinst is responsible for copying the fonts to the font directory, not you; do not extract to the Windows fonts directory--extract to a temp directory instead.

3) Your fontinst.inf file must be correct and complete.

4) fontinst does not work for certain types of font files. Also, you might have an old version of fontinst (the latest version used by MS is 1.0.0.7; the version posted in this forum--and in many other places--is the outdated 1.0.0.1)

5) Or you could just dump fontinst and use FontReg instead; it's more reliable.
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Post by crashfly » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:44 am

I would suggest using code65536's 5th option. It does what it is supposed to quite well. Reduces issues also when fonts are copied using the "$OEM$\$$\font" folder.
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Post by quest221 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:06 am

Hi Buddies,

I will try FontReg and then update it here.
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Post by pm* » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:12 am

Copying the font into fonts folder of control panel is the easiest way

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:42 am

Hey pm* This is all about UNTTENDED installs! WE ALL KNOW HOW TO DO IT MANUALLY!

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