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Fonts installed in the user directory are not detected (Windows 1809) #12954
Starting with Windows 1809, it is now possible to install fonts in the user directory (search for "Font") without the requirement of having administration privileges. These fonts are currently not detected by matplotlib. The main problem is that fonts may be installed accidentally to the user folder and then it is not clear why matplotlib does not detect them (this was the case for me as I din't realize that I installed the font in the user directory).
For anyone facing this issue: a quick workaround is to install the font for all users, i.e. right click and then "Install for all users".
The user fonts are installed in the directory
Hence, my approach to fix this issue would also be in two steps:
This should detect all user fonts.
If this strategy sounds reasonable to you, I can give it a try :-)