My iTunes and Windings

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aika, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Aika macrumors regular

    Aika

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    The screenshot says it all really. It's not a database issue (copying across my backups didn't work) and other logins do not have this problem. I tried trashing the 4 .plist files in my home folder's preferences folder. If I go into preferences in iTunes or look at the mp3 ID3 tags, the encoding is fine. It's the text encoding the main iTunes window that is all wrong.

    Any ideas? :confused:
     
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  3. Aika thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had to shutdown my iMac via the power button because it wasn't doing anything when I tried logging out.

    I've just noticed that the encoding in Azureus is slightly off too: lots of randomly bolded text.
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    wow that is really wierd.... i've never seen this before.
     
  5. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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  6. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Three really quick, basic troubleshooting questions:

    What haxie are you running?

    Have you tried disabling it and renabling it?

    Have you tried this with another user?
     
  7. Aika thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't use any iTunes add-ons.

    No problems with other users.
     
  8. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    I should have been more specific, I guess. :)

    What I meant by haxie was, "How did you change your iTunes to get the unified color instead? Did you use Uno, did you use Shapeshifter, etc? If so, did you attempt to disable this program and see if the jarbling is still there after reboot?"

    Uno is a lot safer than ShapeShifter, because it modifies a few files instead of sitting between the user and, essentially, Aqua.
     
  9. Aika thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh I getcha. :) It was UNO and uninstalling it didn't solve things (and nor has reinstalling it).
     
  10. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, then I'm inclined to believe it's a corrupted cache file. I'll point you to this article (the bottom), which may be a little outdated, and/or to a program that may help with this called FontFinagler.

    The reason for the haxie shutoff/renable was to see if it'd clear or reinitiate those caches.
     
  11. Aika thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've already cleared the Internet, System, User and Font caches using Onyx :(

    I'll try doing it manually though using that article as a guide, thanks!
     
  12. Aika thread starter macrumors regular

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    Except I don't have any of the files that it mentions :confused:
     
  13. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Well, I was almost certain it was due to some corrupted font cache. You tried running FontFinagler (I do recommend it for this sort of thing as this its sole purpose in life) and getting rid of some of those files?

    You should almost definitely have a com.apple.ATS folder in your /System/Library/Caches (don't let that path fool, you either, as com.apple.ATS still hosts per-user files) folder.

    EDIT: If it's not a corrupted font cache -- and there are many -- then I guess I'm not quite certain what it is. One thing is for certain, though, is that it's a corrupted file residing either in com.apple.ATS (or a directory like it, com.apple.ATS has caches sorted by UID) or in your home directory.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, this sounds way too much like the fabled iTunes in Hebrew Issue™ to be a coincidence...

    So going off that lead... have you recently installed any new fonts? Don't lie or a plague on your tuchus!!! :D
     
  15. Aika thread starter macrumors regular

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    FontFinagler did the trick! Thank you so much!! :D
     

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