Windows 10: Strange symbol between figures of clock on taskbar. Solved

  1.    16 Aug 2017 #1

    Strange symbol between figures of clock on taskbar.


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    A square between hours and minutes, anyone seen this and how to remove it?
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  2. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       16 Aug 2017 #2

    Mine shows a colon. It looks like your comp. has chosen another typo character. (That's not much help though!)
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  3. Posts : 5,436
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Aug 2017 #3

    You have a problem with the font used for the ':' that should be there, like in this thread...

    After much faffing about, I've finally sorted it. The bottom line was that the default Segoe UI font package wasn't installed
    Win 10 Pro Creators update taskbar clock anomaly - any suggestions?

    You haven't been tweaking your system, have you? From earlier in that thread...
    I had exactly the same problem after messing with the system fonts via Winaero Tweaker.

    Anyway, I simply did a reinstall of Creators Update and that fixed it. No Clean Install just a simple Update or Upgrade and keep original programs, etc. and that fixed it.
    Win 10 Pro Creators update taskbar clock anomaly - any suggestions?

    If you can't fix the font and want to try the repair install, there's a tutorial.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    If you are not on the Creators Update (version 1703) yet then you'll need the install media for the version you have (1607?). If you don't have the install media, let us know what version you are on and we can tell you how to get the right media.
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  4. Posts : 31,106
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Aug 2017 #4

    lafargeotte said: View Post
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    A square between hours and minutes, anyone seen this and how to remove it?
    Did you by any chance use Winaero Tweaker to change the default System Font? That will definitely produce exactly what you have.
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  5.    16 Aug 2017 #5

    Hi Guys,
    Yes, changed system font with Winaero.
    I will wait for the next major Windows update, rather than do as you guys suggest. Hopefully that will resolve then.
    It is no big deal as I hide the taskbar anyway.
    Thanks for you help.
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  6.    16 Aug 2017 #6

    Update
    Reinstalled (extracted from Win10 media, and copied) the Windows fonts, all is now OK.
    Thanks again.
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  7. Posts : 31,106
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Aug 2017 #7

    lafargeotte said: View Post
    Hi Guys,
    Yes, changed system font with Winaero.
    I will wait for the next major Windows update, rather than do as you guys suggest. Hopefully that will resolve then.
    It is no big deal as I hide the taskbar anyway.
    Thanks for you help.
    lafargeotte said: View Post
    Update
    Reinstalled (extracted from Win10 media, and copied) the Windows fonts, all is now OK.
    Thanks again.
    @lafargeotte

    Glad you got it fixed. For future reference, you could have gone back into Winaero and clicked on reset this page where the System Font change was. It would have gone right back.
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  8.    16 Aug 2017 #8

    Using a custom system font, I replace the colon with a hyphen.

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