Description of and Troubleshooting the Marlett TrueType Font

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The Marlett.ttf file is a TrueType font file installed in the Fontsfolder. The file's Hidden attribute is set and the file is not visiblein Windows Explorer.
The Marlett TrueType font is used for displaying scroll bar arrows,Maximize and Minimize buttons, option buttons, check boxes, and othercontrols in Windows 95. The font is explicitly loaded by the GDI atstartup. Windows 95 performance is enhanced by using a TrueType fontinstead of bitmaps for controls.

The Marlett.ttf file is located in the Fonts folder with other TrueTypefonts. The file is hidden, but the font is visible in programs' Fontmenus.

If the Marlett.ttf file is damaged or missing, numbers or garbledcharacters appear in place of controls.

If you need to replace the Marlett.ttf file, extract it to theWindows\Fonts folder. Set the file's Hidden and System attributes.

The Marlett.ttf file is located in the cabinet file on disk 6if you are using Windows 95 disks, or in the cabinet file ifyou are using the Windows 95 CD-ROM. After you extract the file to theWindows\Fonts folder, set its attributes by typing the following lineat a command prompt:
attrib +s +h c:\windows\fonts\marlett.ttf
For information about using the Extract tool, please see the followingarticle in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
If after replacing the Marlett.ttf file numbers or garbled charactersstill appear in place of controls, try deleting the Ttfcache file in theWindows folder. This file is rebuilt automatically when you restart thecomputer. Problems with the Marlett.ttf file can also be caused byexceeding, or approaching, the approximate limitation of 1000 fonts.

If this does not work, verify that the Hidden attribute is set for theMarlett.ttf font file. To do so, follow these steps.
  1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, right-click the Marlett.ttf file in the Windows\Fonts folder, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Hidden check box to select it, and then click OK.
For additional information about the font limits in Windows 95, see thefollowing article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
131943 TrueType Font Limits in Windows 95
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