EnumFontFamiliesEx may return “Meiryo Bold” instead of “Meiryo” in elfFullName member for ENUMLOGFONTEX structure after KB975929 is installed or uninstalled on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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Symptom


EnumFontFamiliesEx may return “Meiryo Bold” instead of “Meiryo” in elfFullName member for ENUMLOGFONTEX structure after KB975929 is installed on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Cause


KB975929 will update the registry entry for Meiryo Bold first followed by Meiryo Regular, in the order of which the EnumFontFamiliesEx is sensitive in enumerating font families and it doesn’t enumerate style variants belonging to the same family.
Resolution


[Warning] Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

 

To resolve this problem, re-order two String values associated to Meiryo font in the following registry subkey.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

 

To re-order the two String values for Meiryo font, follow these steps:

 

1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

3. Locate the Value data “meiryo.ttc”.

4. Right-click the String value, click Rename, and then press Control + C to copy the String value to the Clipboard.

5. Right-click the String value, and then click Delete.

6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.

7. Press Control + V to paste the same String value back from the Clipboard.

6. Right-click the String value, and then click Modify.

7. In the Value data box, type “meiryo.ttc”, and then click OK.

8. Iterate the steps from 3 to 7 for the Value data “meiryob.ttc”.

9. If you are running x64 or ia64 based PC, iterate the step from 3 to 8 for the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

10. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

 

 
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Article ID: 978799 - Last Review: 12/16/2009 21:58:32 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

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