If you have a corrupted Segoe UI Symbol font, it can annoy you while using the Windows Operating System. Why? Well, the font is used to display icons (such as a power button) on the login screen, and without a stable font, you will see vertical rectangles in its place.
Repairing the Font
To repair the font, experts can navigate to the fonts folder in the Control Panel (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Fonts) using a local or network account that is a member of the Local Administrator Group and then install a valid copy over the corrupted seguisym.ttf font, aka (Segoe UI Symbol Regular) with one that is not corrupted. Novices can double-click on the replacement font and then click the install button.
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Operating System Version
Do not worry if you do not have the same Windows OS available. The troubled PC I was fixing for a client was Windows 8.1 Professional, and I could take the font from my Windows 10 Professional and copy it to their computer to fix the problem. All you need to ensure is that the replacement font is not corrupted and that you have additional storage as later font versions are larger in size. Restarting the troubled Windows PC is not required, but you must sign out to see the changes on the login screen after uploading the font. If you do not have access to another Windows PC, you could try to ask a friend or coworker or search the Internet but make sure it is from a source that you can trust.
Segoe Font Version
* X.XX – Windows Vista [download]
* 5.01 – Windows 7 [download]
* 6.00 – Windows 8 [download]
* 6.09 – Windows 8.1 [download]
* 6.23 – Windows 10 [download]
* 6.27 – Windows 11 [download]
Segoe is a typeface or family of fonts best known for its use by Microsoft. The company uses Segoe in its online and printed marketing materials, including recent logos for several products. Additionally, numerous Microsoft applications use the Segoe UI font sub-family and may be installed by applications. It was adopted as Microsoft’s default operating system font beginning with Windows Vista and is also used on outlook.com, Microsoft’s web-based email service. In August 2012, Microsoft unveiled its new corporate logo typeset in Segoe, replacing the logo it had used for the previous 25 years.