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November 16 2010 | 0 comments
Categories: Symbology

why did my north arrow and marker symbols turn into explanation points and numbers in my symbology file?

Mapping Center Answer:

The most likely cause for this problem, is that your fonts are either missing or corrupt. When Microsoft Windows cannot find the correctly associated font (like esri_11.ttf) there will be a font substitution using the next available in alphabetical order of a font. In this case you probably got the characters showing up from Arial.ttf instead of either Esri font.

Check that your fonts are properly installed under your Windows/Fonts directrory, or reinstall them to fix the problem.

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