.Mac Mail gibberish

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr. Durden, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    OK. I've reached my frustration point. I check my .Mac mail in Safari and the text is all garbelled. Kind of like its the wrong font, maybe some mathematical font, because it has fractions and whatnot in it. I check it in Explorer and it shows up fine.

    I figure it must be a font setting or something, but changing the font in the preferences dosent have an effect. Ive done everything I can think of, but to no avail. When I go to the support pages on Apples site, I cant read them because the text there is garbelled, too. So, I guess maybe it isnt just my .Mac mail, because some of the text (but not all) on the Apple site is messed up too...:confused:

    Please help. Our IT department is of no use, either. Bunch of computer biggots...
     
  2. peterparker macrumors regular

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    Have you used Font Book to validate your standard font that Safari uses?
     
  3. Mr. Durden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what you mean. Do you mean make sure that the font I have Safari set to use is actually installed/activated? Yes, installed and activated.

    I have even changed to font in the preferences several times just to see if it makes a difference, and nothing changes.
     
  4. peterparker macrumors regular

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    No I meant in the Font Book application in Applications. You can choose a font and then Validate Font from File menu to see if any fonts have problems. I don't think that will be the issue but it is a good thing to check first.
     
  5. Mr. Durden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh,
    I see. Nope, all seems.fine.

    I also checked it in Firefix and it displays correctly. Any chance maybe Safari is jacked up and should be re-installed? Maybe I'll try that.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Perhaps an upgrade to 10.4.3 will fix it (since I believe it includes a new Mail app).

    Also, repairing permissions sometimes does weirdly wonderful things.
     
  7. peterparker macrumors regular

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    The Apple support site uses a font from the following list. Can you see if they are valid in Font Book?

    Lucida Grande, Geneva, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica
     
  8. peterparker macrumors regular

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    And if you haven't yet, please empty Safari's cache.
     

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