Font issues.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jelwell, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. jelwell macrumors member

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    I don't know when it starts, but I'll be running my powerbook with Panther on it for a while and eventually my fonts will go screwy. In particular the spacing between letters will start to be off. It'll be especially noticeable when I highlight text. Sometimes the text I've highlighted will only mostly be selected. And almost always once this starts a huge spacer gap will appear between selected text and text next to it that's not selected.

    If I reboot it'll stop, for a long while. I just rebooted again recently so it's not happening now, or I'd post a screenshot. I don't think I've modified my default font for Safari or my operating system.

    Has anyone else heard/seen this?
    joe.
     
  2. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Have opened Fontbook and resolved duplicate fonts?
    (fonts displayed with a little black dot next to the name have duplicates)
     
  3. jelwell thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, So I'm selecting "Resolve Duplicates" on the fonts that have dots and that seems to be removing the duplicates.

    However some fonts that have dots when I select "Resolve Duplicates" on some of the fonts and I get:

    "Are you sure you want to disable the selected fonts? If you do, these fonts will not appear in the collections 'All Font' in the Font panel."

    so I hit cancel. Hopefully resolving duplicates will solve my problem.
    joe.
     
  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    I found that I had to repeat the resolve process several times with some fonts.
    (presumably because I had TT, PS and dfont variatons of the same font, or something to that effect)
     
  5. jelwell thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't noticed the problem in a while. So hopefully this worked.

    Although the following fonts can resolve duplicates without giving that warning message I mentioned above:

    Courier
    Geneva
    Helvetica
    Monaco
    Symbol
    Times

    I'm a little apprehensive about hitting OK on that dialog. So I think I'll wait to see if the problem starts up again.
    joe.
     
  6. jelwell thread starter macrumors member

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    Font issues resurface.

    I noticed it happening again. In the screenshot there's a URL "http://www.contourdesign.com/shuttlepro/"

    I've highlighted from "esgin..." on. Notice there looks like there is a space between "...countroud" and "esign...". But there is no space there! Highlighting has added a large blank area. Note also at the end of the line, it looks like I've highlighted a space character after "shuttlepro/" but again, there is no space there. Highlighting has caused problems.

    What's worse, if I put my cursor at the end of the line, there's that blank area after "shuttlepro/" again, so large that it appears I can hit delete and safely delete a space character, but instead the "/" is deleted!

    Help!
    joe.
     

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  7. Perceptes macrumors member

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    I've been having the problem that's described in the above post with the screenshot since I installed Panther. It happens in any text box in Safari. It's really annoying so I am hoping someone knows how to get rid of it, or at least knows that it is a bug Apple is aware of.
     

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