DeathWolf Posted May 6, 2008 Report Share Posted May 6, 2008 Hello all, Yesterday, I noticed that on my laptop with a 9300M G, otf fonts were erroring when trying to open them, fontview complaining they were damaged. Very confused about it, I checksum'ed the fonts to those on my main station, and everything matched perfectly. I checked on a few more stations, and everything worked really fine. So I started checking if there was a possible dll dependency problem, only to find out after numerous replacements, that nothing was affecting it. I even started duplicating the main stations registry parts that fontview(window's builtin font viewer) accesses to make sure it was not that. It became clear after 2 hours of work that the problem was nothing apparent. I started stopping services, stopping things from auto-running at start, but nothing would do, until I finally disabled the nvidia display driver. Suddenly(I was back in vga mode) the otf fonts all opened fine. Re-enabled the driver, and bam, everything went to hell again. Now after some more experimenting, none of the 174.x/175.x driver series I've found here seem to be working with otf. Only when I went back to 169.28 that the otf font problem worked as well as the display driver. I also tried putting the actually driver files(nv4_mini.sys, nvdisps.dll to be exact) from later 17x releases in the 169.28 base, which roughly did work(though it broke control panels of course since versions mismatched) but still broke otf display. This has me thinking that there is something nasty going on, as if nvidia hijacked gdi32 font functions, and that the support had been broken somehow... I'll be gladly open to any suggestions as this has been quite annoying for me. (Some bugs in 169.x drivers are annoying) Thanks, DeathWolf Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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