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XP putting random sets of words in italics?

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I just recently noticed that (What I'm guessing is the OS's fault) a lot of different sets of words will show up in italics. It doesn't seem to follow any kind of pattern as to what kinds of words it italicizes (links, regular type, type from the system such as the words "To begin, click on your user name" on the login screen etc.) I have no clue why it is doing it. I haven't played around with any options involving fonts recently nor do I have any programs running that I think would be causing it. I put a couple of attachments with my post so you guys can see some examples. Any idea how to make this go away? (I never realized how much I HATE Italics until I started seeing it everywhere...)
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Web browser's default font set to italics?
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Nope. Like I said, it does it to random sets of words in everything, not just the internet.
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I've encountered this previously. Often times it's due to an application setting Font settings and for some reason Windows getting confused. It's common among smaller game titles (often times using something like Java).

What you have to do is locate what Font Family it's actually happening for. For me it's usually Arial. Especially if you're seeing it in web pages, it's more than likely Arial which is a standard Windows Sans Serif font.

Go to your Control Panel and open up Fonts. From there locate the Arial font and simply double click to open the preview pane. It should look correct there with the quick brown fox text.

If it's a different font family locate that one and preview it.

Close down and re-open the application that's receiving italics. It should appear correct now, if not you probably had the wrong Font family, try again.

I'm not sure what the fonts folder preview does, but it resets how the font is used so that whatever application let its settings bleed through, is resolved.

Good luck.

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