Problem: Theme names in the Table of Contents are in strange symbols or a strange font


The theme names in the Table of Contents are unreadable as they appear in a strange font or strange symbols.


The Arial font is missing from the Windows\Fonts directory.

Solution or Workaround

Reinstall the full complement of TrueType fonts.
ArcView uses the TrueType Fonts loaded in the Fonts folder on your computer. Each TrueType font has two associated files, a .TTF and a .FOT. ArcView automatically reads these files and adds them to the list of available fonts in the Symbol tool.

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel. Open the fonts folder.
  2. Double-click the Fonts folder.
  3. On the Fonts window, click File > Install New Font. The Add Fonts dialog box will prompt you to navigate to the current location of font files to install.
  4. Navigate to the font files and click the OK button. Your new font will installed, and recognized by ArcView.
Many vendors offer customized TrueType Font packages that you can purchase and download from the Web.