"When I copy and paste the font file"
Whether possible or not, I do not know. But, you cannot copy a font to the Fonts folder.
1. If it becomes necessary to restructure fonts on your system, there are certain procedures you should be aware of. Please read, "HOW TO: Install or Remove a Font in Windows XP (Q314960)".
a. To remove a font you can delete the icon (also deletes the file from the hard disk) or simply drag the icon out of the Fonts folder to make it unavailable. The fonts are located throughout the Windows cabinets, but you can not install the default fonts by running the installation wizard for fonts while they are in cabinet files, so don't try.
b. You cannot install fonts by merely copying or extracting them to the \fonts subdirectory at the DOS command line or using any other non-standard procedure - they simply won't work or appear in expected applications. But if you drag a font to the folder or create a shortcut in the fonts folder to a usable font, they're installed in the system registry as they should. Otherwise, use Control Panel, File, Install New Font, from the pull-down menus.
2. Supplemental reading:
a. "How to Change the Font, Size, and Colors of Desktop Items (Q310543)."
b. List of "Fonts supplied with Windows XP."
c. Determine what "Fonts and products."
d. This is a published "list" of the standard Windows fonts that are installed with Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP. Before cleaning out your fonts folder, please check the list and DO NOT uninstall any of the system fonts listed in the table - any font indicated with a <b style="font-weight:normal; color:red">RED "A" for its icon are system fonts for compatibility.
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