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Unlisted fonts in Visual Studio .NET settings

In Visual Studio .NET IDE font settings (Tools, Options, Environment \ Font
and Colors), some installed fonts are not listed. And funnily, when you
choose different selections in "Show settings for:" drop down, different
fonts are missing or listed. For example, for Text Editor, you can choose
the MS Sans Serif font, but for Dialogs and Tool Windows, MS Sans Serif is
not listed. For all settings except for Printer, Tahoma is not listed but
Tahoma Bold is, and Arial Narrow is unlisted while Arial Narrow Bold Italic
is.

Of course, if you select "Automatic" in those settings, the dialogs and tool
windows would probably be displayed in Tahoma font. But my Win XP uses
Simplify Chinese as the default locale so the default font is not Tahoma and
that's how I noticed this. I searched the registry for "FontAndColors" and
found some keys containing the font settings. After I changed those values
to "Tahoma" Visual Studio displayed in Tahoma with no problem. But when I
open the font settings page it will be switched back to Tahoma Bold, and I
have to hit cancel.

I had thought the fonts were unlisted because of some language issue, but I
was surprised to find the same thing happening on our school computer lab
PCs (they are in US). Has anyone else noticed / heard of this?
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Can't explain it, but it happens on my XP machine as well
as my 2000 pro machine.

THis got me wondering... I'll post if I find anything.

Good catch!
-----Original Message-----
In Visual Studio .NET IDE font settings (Tools, Options, Environment \ Fontand Colors), some installed fonts are not listed. And funnily, when youchoose different selections in "Show settings for:" drop down, differentfonts are missing or listed. For example, for Text Editor, you can choosethe MS Sans Serif font, but for Dialogs and Tool Windows, MS Sans Serif isnot listed. For all settings except for Printer, Tahoma is not listed butTahoma Bold is, and Arial Narrow is unlisted while Arial Narrow Bold Italicis.

Of course, if you select "Automatic" in those settings, the dialogs and toolwindows would probably be displayed in Tahoma font. But my Win XP usesSimplify Chinese as the default locale so the default font is not Tahoma andthat's how I noticed this. I searched the registry for "FontAndColors" andfound some keys containing the font settings. After I changed those valuesto "Tahoma" Visual Studio displayed in Tahoma with no problem. But when Iopen the font settings page it will be switched back to Tahoma Bold, and Ihave to hit cancel.

I had thought the fonts were unlisted because of some language issue, but Iwas surprised to find the same thing happening on our school computer labPCs (they are in US). Has anyone else noticed / heard of this?

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Jul 19 '05 #2

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