Look at this MK KB article and see if it helps.
It could also be another of the Windows system fonts and the article explains how to extract them.
Additionally it explains the possible need to delete the Ttfcache file in the Windows folder as well as suggesting that if your font list approaches 1000 fonts the problem can arise.
Do please read the ENTIRE article and not simply assume it doesn't apply.
I'm posting here because my problem was caused by the removal of pests from this machine.
The machine: Compaq Pressario SR1103
Window XP Home, 256 MB PC2700, ASUS CDRW, NAV.
I ran Microsoft Antispyware Beta 1. Found and removed
eZula.WebOffer, eZula.TodText, Target Saver Trojan Downloader, SearchForIt.Adshooter, and Hotbar Shopping Reports.
After rebooting, all the text in Windows is gibberish, (Symbols).
My questions: Will a system recovery, using the recovery disk fix the problem?
Are there other possible fixes?
The system has a D:\ partition, which apparently contains the Recovery Console. It's an option at the boot screen.
Is it possible to repair this particular problem from the Recovery Console, or is the Repair install my only option?
I had this happen on a Dell laptop before, and somehow was able to run System Restore to fix it, but it appears that System Restore is disabled on this machine.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.