Extended Characters May Be Unavailable in Run Dialog Box

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When you type commands in the Run dialog box, you may not be able to type some extended characters. A black line or box may appear instead of some of the extended characters you type.


This behavior occurs because Windows uses MS Sans Serif for its system font. This font does not include a complete set of extended characters.


Article ID: 192109 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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