Yes, we know about TTF causing issues on certain hardware. Reports started flowing in when new Wings of Dawn was released, its dev team made a patch (that you were asked to use) that forces the game to use the old way of handling fonts. From what I know, no such patch was made for Between The Ashes, but it should be quite easy to make.
Right now, you are the only person for who the patch didn't help. This means that either, again, something went wrong with installing the patch or this issue isn't related to TTF at all. Maybe some details on where did you place the patch file would be useful.
Also, wouldn't radar wonkyness mean the problem doesn't necessary have to be what we think it is?
Also yes, please completely ignore my point about driver auto-detect possibly being stupid and misinforming you (for example, thinking that the driver Lenovo used for the laptop is the only available while ignoring purely Intel's drivers). Also, thank you very much for totally ignoring my suggestion of purging installed drivers with DDU and installing fresh ones, which would definitely eliminate the possiblity of a broken driver installment.