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Font characters being substituted ie6

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Problem is long in the tooth and could be difficult to described. I hope I manage it.

Some pages in IE6 don't display the correct form characters, in particular eBay (I use it quite a lot to buy and sell) my other problem is my Auction Management software runs on the back of IE and sets its system to it, so all my £ sign are J's everywhere, in emails the Auction software generates etc.

This has been my searching task for the last couple of days after getting rid of a malware Java infection. Not sure that it's related?

Security wise ... Running
AVG AntiVirus Latest.
NOD32 AntiVirus (running in tandem)
EWIDO Security Suite
Spyware Guard
Sygate Personal Firewall

connection via a Netgear ADSL Router
Also have Spamihiliator running.

I think I know what the problem is, but don't know how to solve/change it!
If I open IE6, Tools, Internet options on the bottom there is an option Fonts...

If I select that, you'll probably have Latin Based selected?
I've got Cyrillic. No matter what I do it won't change, I have selected Latin Based and saved but if I go back Cyrillic is selected again?

I'm only guessing that somewhere there's a registry entry I need to fix.

It's now effecting other program displays and my Sage accounts are looking silly not the numbers the display .

Hope someone has an answer and it's not ...
Set Regional Settings - Done that and all the others, Keyboard, etc.

Reinstalled IE6 ran new updates etc, currently on SP2. I have, I think, done all the obvious but without success. I'll happy follow any expert advice as I'm really stuck now.

I have checked my portable running IE6 and the set font is Latin Based.

Oh If I go to eBay and select View, Encoding and select Greek (ISO) the £ sign reappears, only on refresh it goes to a J again. :tazz:

Hope you understand from my explanation and can offer some sort of assistance to a very squint eyed, tired soul?


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Is it possible that some of these fonts are downloaded from the websites and something may be blocking the download, or a missing file may not enable downloading? When you visit a site you might want to check in the downloaded program files folder (the object folder in Internet Options) to see if there is a font package there.
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Thanks for responding.

Have resolved all issues by doing much needed rebuild. Almost finished and once set up will be going along to the Malware forum for a report.

Thanks again.


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