Fix – Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Issues (Suggestion)

    Facing font issue in Windows 10 version 1809? Check out this blog post for the quick fix.

    Fix - Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Issues (Suggestions)

    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update). It seems like the company’s developer has not done their work properly. From day one, the majority of the users complaining about different issues like audio and data loss issues which include:

    • Windows 10 Version 1809 Removes User Data
    • Windows 10 Version 1809 File Explorer damage your files if you extract the zip file using built-in zip feature.

    Microsoft has already fixed these reported issues, but now users are complaining about another serious problem.

    According to the majority of the reports (1) (2)on the Reddit, the Windows 10 October 2018 update is causing the font issues. The fonts appear to be broken in various third-party apps and Windows 10 settings app.

    You can check the following screenshots for the clear idea about what actually is font issue:

    Screenshot One

    windows 10 font issue settings app
    You can see broken fonts in Windows 10 Settings app

    Screenshot Two

    Windows 10 Font Issue Foobar 2000
    You can see the ‘Star’ symbol is missing in in Foobar2000 for the rating value

    After investigating the issue, it seems like Windows 2018 October update has fontback or font substitution issues where the system misses to replace the missing characters.

    Fortunately, it is possible to fix the font issue. Users who’re facing the font issue after installing Windows 10 version 1809 can try to update their drivers. Check out the following links:

    Fix – Windows 10 Version 1809 Font Issues

    To fix the font issue in Windows 10 2018 October update, affected users need to download and install the latest version of video card driver available for your system.

    In case, you’re already using the latest version of the video card; then you need to uninstall the driver and reinstall once again.

    Updating the video card driver will refresh the font cache and font fallback settings, which in result fixes the font issue bring everything back to normal.

    Sadly, there’s no information available at the moment, when a company going to release the update having a patch for the font issue.

    What to do if the video driver method fails?

    If the method discussed above fails to fix the font issue in Windows 10 version 1809, then it is a good idea to roll back to an earlier version of the Windows until all the issues identified and fixed.

    What are your thoughts about Windows 10 version 1809? What other issues you’re facing while using the same version of Windows? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
    Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Snooker Lover, Avid drinker of Scotch, Traveler, and Webmaster. (

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