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Can the system font be changed for a specific language only?

I recently changed my system font to one that only supports English characters. So when Japanese text is displayed, a different font is used. So I know there is a default Japanese font assigned somewhere. However, I don't like it and want to change it while retaining the current English font.

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Hi,
I consider that you could y look in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts registry key to see if you may be able to see what is being used instead.
Some information below may helpful.
https://superuser.com/questions/1580851/on-windows-10-is-it-possible-to-change-the-default-font-used-for-a-regional-lan
Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.
Best Regards,
Carl

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After some research I found that the default Japanese font is called "Yu Gothic UI Light". I found it in the fonts registry and modified it to direct to my new font but it didn't change. I even tried editing the font name and family name of my new font in Font Forge to match with the default "Yu" font, but that didn't work. The solution in the link you provided was my last resort because it would also change the default font for English. So I ended up editing the latin alphabet in the new font to my liking and made this my system font, covering both English and Japanese. It's not really a solution but it's okay for me.

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