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DfontSplitter for Windows Bug – a Vista Workaround

Further to my earlier post on discovering a bug with DfontSplitter for Windows which surfaces on some versions of Windows, I have now discovered a workaround for this issue on Vista.

If you are using DfontSplitter on Vista and when you convert a font, Windows then complains that it is not a valid font file, you can use this workaround to install the font into your Fonts folder. The font should then work normally.

I’ve tested this with a bunch of fonts, but it might not work absolutely everywhere. You’ll just have to try it and see if it helps.

The details of the workaround are listed here, on the dev wiki.

I’m still interested in testers for XP Service Pack 2. If you’d like to help out please get in contact via email or leave a comment below.

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2 Comments

  1. P-ham wrote:

    I am a windows XP service pack 2 user and there is no “install” option when you right-click the ttf font. I also tried going to the Fonts folder > File > Install New Font, which doesn’t work either. What can I do?

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 20:06 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 on Windows Windows XP
  2. Peter wrote:

    Unfortunately, if XP reports it as corrupt, I’m not currently aware of a solution to get it to accept it, other than using a commercial program on the converted TTF such as CrossFont or FontLab (which somewhat defeats the point of DfontSplitter).

    Sorry for having no solution to this at the current time.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 07:55 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 on Mac OS X Mac OS X 10

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