Okay, so the new gen_ff.dll fixed it for some, but not all.
Looks like we're getting closer on this one.
For now, anyone who is receiving this error message
should try the temporary manual solution of:
from the "%Windows%\Fonts" folder
to "X:\Documents and Settings\(Username)\WINDOWS\Fonts" dir
and/or "X:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\Fonts" dir
(where "X" is the relevant drive letter)
Naturally, also make sure the version of arial.ttf in your %Windows%\Fonts dir is in tact, ie. not a shortcut, not damaged/corrupt, etc.
%Windows% = the folder where Windows is installed, eg.
etc etc etc
Basically, make sure that ARIAL.TTF (the Arial TrueType Font file)
is in all of the Fonts folders, as specified above!
If the problems persists, please do a clean
install of 5.01
[edit -> update]
If the problem STILL persists, after trying everything from above:
Check your Windows\Fonts dir first
and make sure Arial is there
(you may need to uncheck "hide variations" in View menu)
Then "right click -> Properties" on Arial font and make sure it says filename is Arial.ttf
If it's something else, eg. ArialBD.ttf
Then if arial.ttf cannot be found anywhere on your comp
(eg. after you do a Windows Search for it)
then your only other hope is if you have a Windows CD
You can place the Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM Drive
then go to the command prompt
and type the following:
expand x:\i386\arial.tt_ c:\windows\fonts\arial.ttf
where x: is the letter of the cd-rom drive
and naturally, where "c:\windows" is where Windows is installed.
This will fix the problem (if indeed this was the cause of it).
(from WinXP sp1)