Sadly though, MV Boli remains to haunt us.
FORTUNATELY though, it appears to be a relatively simple task to rid ourselves of this menace!
WARNING: Always make a backup of your registry before editing it.
The fix involves changing out two registry keys. I'm not entirely sure if changing the first one is absolutely necessary, but we'll do it anyway for good measure.
in the start menu search bar, type "regedit" and open it. (XP users type regedit in the Run dialog)
Once in the registry editor navigate to
Here you'll see a listing for a bunch of fonts. Scroll down until you find the name of your REPLACEMENT font (eg MV Faseyha). Double click this, and copy the value. Now scroll to where it says "MV Boli", double click it and paste the value you just copied into the dialog box. Click ok. Also make a note of the NAME of the replacement font. Choose the replacement font wisely. It has to be a good unicode font. I recommend MV Faseyha, Faruma or one of the fonts from the Iyyu or Elaaf family of fonts.
Now navigate over to
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]from here find the key "MV Boli", double click it and change the value to the name of the replacement font exactly as it was in the previous list (without the "(open type)" bit) eg. "MV Faseyha","MV Iyyu Formal" etc...
save and exit. Then restart your system. Boli should be replaced now.
IF you're feeling super lazy, I've put together a small registry patch file that should do the work for you. However I do not recommend using this as the font file name and stuff may differ between systems.
thanks apo and ÎĦΣçҜәѓ™ for the help testing this out.