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How To Resolve Installed Fonts Not Displaying On Windows 10

Have you ever try to resolve installed fonts not displaying on Windows 10? Font installation on Windows 10 is quite easy. However, it takes time to copy a file to the correct folder. You can also directly installed fonts from a font file. Just right-tap the file, and choose the install choice in the context menu.

However, a font is installed system-wide. What’s that mean? Well, it means that every single app access to it unless of course. It’s a font type that the app can’t compatible with. For example, you can’t use all font types in the Command Prompt. Only a particular type is accepted by the app.

Installed fonts not displaying on Windows 10 [FIX]

Restart app

Once you install a font, automatically it detects by all apps. The selection of font tools in an app will list it however if you can’t view the font there. Simply close and open the app again and then check the font tool. The latest installed font will display up.

Check other apps

It’s quite possible that the font you’ve installed isn’t supported by the app you like to use it in. If you want to check that font installed correctly, simply view if it displays up in other apps.

  1. Head over to the Start Menu and move to the Apps list.
  2. Now expand the Windows Accessories.
  3. Then open WordPad.
  4. Also, open the font selection tool, and verify if the latest installed font appears.
  5. If the font appears, then it is possible the app you’re trying to use it can’t support it. Verify the app’s font properties and try a different font.

Reinstall font

Fonts are very easy to install but that doesn’t mean that the installation can’t go wrong. If it does, the easiest thing to do is to simply uninstall the font and again install it.

  1. Head over to the File Explorer and navigate to the following folder.
  1. Then copy and paste the font file in the above folder.
  2. If you view a prompt asking if you like to replace a file, enable it to be replaced.
  3. You can also remove the font from the above location, and then copy it again.

Check font file

Analyze if the font file is corrupted or not. You can do this as some characters, or all of them, are somehow corrupt. However, it happens when the font file is being rendered by the one who developed it.

  1. install or DownloadIrfanView.
  2. Then head over to the font file in IrfanView.
  3. If the app can b able to preview the font without any bugs, then make sure the file is not corrupt.
  4. But in case, if the file does not open, or it opens but some characters can’t render, then there is an issue with the file. Simply try to download or install it again, or using a different font.

Check font type

Font files aren’t the same format. There are 3 most popular font formats. Such as TrueType, OpenType, and Web Open Font Format. All three are compatible with Windows 10. If your font type is quite different or else you’ve used an online tool to change a font to one of the compatible types. Then it is highly likely that it can’t be detected. Simply use a different font.

If you want to check the font type, view at the extension of a font file.

  • OTF: OpenType Font
  • TTF: TrueType Font
  • WOFF: Web Open Font Format

All Google fonts are supported by Windows 10.

Try a different font

An alternative way to find why a font isn’t displaying up on Windows 10 is to install a new, different one. However, if the installed font can’t display up in an app, then make sure that the one you installed and meant to use originally is the issue.


Fonts also come in all types of variations and there are lots to select from. Once you view the font that isn’t working in a specific app. Or else you can’t find a model of the font file that can’t’ corrupt. Then search for an alternative or near choice to it.

Here’s all about ”Installed Fonts Not Displaying”. Have you ever face issues when fonts can’t show on Windows 10? Have you found any other trick that we can’t cover in this article? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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