Font error in Outlook 2003

  Damn Machine 14:01 11 Jan 06

This is the wierdest problem, and I'll be amazed if anyone can offer a solution, but hoping you all like a challlenge...

I've installed Office 2003 on my girlfirends Thinkpad (XP + all the updates). Everything functions correctly, but in Outlook all the manditory folders (Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Tasks etc.) show as "??????", "??!?" or similar. Because they are integral folders they can't be renamed. With Office I've tried re-installing, repairing, removing completely then deleting all the folders and the registry entries and installing, all without success.

The Thinkpads version of XP was originally in Japanese but was repaired by IBM in the UK who seem to have installed English XP over the top of the old system. I've run a repair installation of XP (English) which solved loads of problems that the IBM action caused, but nothing will correct Outlook.

I'm assuming that Outlook is using a corrupt font, although why its only some folders is beyond me, but I can't locate it and changing all the font selections in Outlook has no effect.

Any suggestions, even if they are guesses, apreciated.

  Damn Machine 18:00 11 Jan 06

No suggestions?

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