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Installing fonts on early versions of TriCaster 8000 and TriCaster 40

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION

Some early releases of TriCaster 8000 and TriCaster 40 cannot install fonts due to restrictions that were placed on our earliest images of Windows Embedded. However, there is a solution that can be used to quickly get a desired font installed on a Windows Embedded system such as the XD8000 or XD40. This involves editing the registry, so please be cognizant of the end user's comfort level with this process. 

SOLUTION AND WORKAROUND

Using "ITC Bauhaus LT Light.ttf" as the example:

1. Copy "ITC Bauhaus LT Light.ttf" to the "C:\Windows\Fonts\" folder.
2. Open a command prompt. (you may need to have them open a command prompt as Administrator if there are security errors)

3. Execute the following:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts" /v "FONT_NAME (TrueType)" /t REG_SZ /d "FONT_NAME" /f

..so using the above font as an example, and replacing FONT_NAME with the actual font filename, it would look like this:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts" /v "ITC Bauhaus LT Light.ttf (TrueType)" /t REG_SZ /d "ITC Bauhaus LT Light.ttf" /f


This installs the font. You will need to restart any software that will use this font after it’s installed and may need to reboot the system itself to make the font available to certain applications.

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