The Russian TrueType fonts turns into the Simsun font in PowerPoint 2003

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SYMPTOMS

You use the Russian keyboard to type text in a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 presentation. Then, you save, close, and reopen the presentation. The text that you typed in a Russian TrueType font is now in the Simsun font.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • The Chinese language is configured as the default language for Microsoft Office 2003.
  • You switched to the Russian keyboard layout without switching to the Russian language.


PowerPoint 2003 does not correctly enumerate the Russian TrueType font. When you save the presentation, PowerPoint 2003 enumerates the font as an Asian font. Therefore, the program assigns the default Simsun font to the text that you typed in a Russian TrueType font.

RESOLUTION

This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Office 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.

Service pack information

This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003


After you install the service pack, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article to set the PPTClearCompositeFont registry key and to activate the hotfix.

Hotfix information

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the PowerPoint 2003 Hotfix Package that was released on September 8, 2004. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885237 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package: September 8, 2004
After you install this hotfix, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article to set the PPTClearCompositeFont registry key and to activate the hotfix.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Quit PowerPoint 2003.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Options
  4. After you select the key that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type PPTClearCompositeFont, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click PPTClearCompositeFont, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.

Restore affected presentations

After you install this hotfix and set the registry entry to enable the hotfix, you can restore presentations that are affected by this problem.

To restore presentations, follow these steps:
  1. Start PowerPoint 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options, click Save, click to clear the Allow fast saves check box, and then click OK.
  3. Open a presentation that is affected.
  4. Make a minor change to the presentation. For example, add a blank space in the Notes section of the presentation.
  5. On the File menu, click Save, and then click Close.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for additional presentations.
When you open these presentations again, the correct font is displayed.

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Article ID: 885261 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Keywords: 
kbqfe kboffice2003sp2fix kbregistry kbfont kbtshoot kbbug kbfix KB885261

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