Out of nowhere it seemed like yesterday my computer started display italicized font on many interent pages for the text. Google is doing and many other pages. But somepage don't, they display the normal text. Also when I type in Yahoo Messenger it displays italicized even though its not selected. I don't know what happend to cause this. Anyone have any ideas. Heres a screenshot so you can see what I mean.
When a rogue program decides to install its own version of system fonts, it may replace the original version of the font file with a shortcut in the font folder. Once this program is uninstalled, the shortcut may now point to a font file that no longer exists. Windows XP in turn reacts by turning all unspecified fonts into italics upon next reboot.
The simple way to fix this is to delete all shortcuts in the font folder and replace them with the actual font file. By going to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts], you can also double check the path of each font and look for any suspicious paths.
Thanks for the reply. When I get a chance to get on my Windows PC I will look at that. Thanks.