Fonts in Windows 7
Posted on 2014-08-14
I'm one of those last holdouts who didn't upgrade to Windows 7 until just about the time support for WinXP ended. So far, no real issues until today.
I do some work that involves using a font that doesn't come with Windows 7, but is an OTF font (Meta OT). On my XP machine, I installed the font and when doing the work (it's a few static HTML pages), they font would render perfectly normally.
Fast forward to today, when I started working on the latest set of pages. I installed the font by copying it into the fonts folder, but when I view the page, the font doesn't render using the exact same code (font-family: MetaOT-Norm) I've been using for a year. Changing it to Meta OT -- the name listed in the fonts folder -- does work, but it will only show one of four weights of the font (Normal, Medium, Book and Bold), and it defaults to the first version alphabetically (Bold) instead of the one I want (Normal).
Any suggestions on how to get Windows 7 to play nice and let me see the ones I want?