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Word: Unwanted font change from template default

I use Windows XP and Office 2007.

I have a downloaded template that I use for transliterating Arabic into English characters. The default font for the template is Gentium, and the template has several shortcuts for making underdots and lines over letters.

Today something went wrong and its using a different font when I try to use my key shortcuts -- I am now getting a font called Simsun. The letters produced by my shortcuts are correct but the font is wrong. I don't know how to get my old settings back. I have tried Ctrl-All and changing the default font to Gentium, but this doesn't work -- I still get Simsun. I have tried re-downloading my template, opening a blank document, and pasting my working document in, but still I get Simsun when I use my shortcuts.

I think I remember accidentally pressing some combination of keys that gave me some chinese characters before this started. So I also got rid of the Chinese in my language bar via Regional Settings, then re-started my computer, but that also didn't work.

How can I restore my document to its default settings and get rid of whatever is making it use an unchosen font?

Thank you!


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