new font install overwrites Arial

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by tomoisyourgod, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've never had this problem before ever! But when I install this new font, it over writes Arial and screws up text on Firefox, changing it to this new font I install...
     
  2. tsd
    macrumors regular

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    #2
    Good riddance to Arial: it's just a bad knock-off of Helvetica.

    As to WHY it's doing this, I know it's easy to fix in Firefox via the Firefox Preferences, but that's just a fix, not a preventative.

    You could try renaming the Arial font file (username>Library>Fonts) to something random, then install the new font, then rename Arial back to it's original name.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    #3
    Okay, this may be an idiotic question, but is the new font also called Arial? :confused:
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    Yea i have that problem too... the damn font has completely messed up my firefox...


    if anybody has a solution to this problem please post it up...
     
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    jerryrock

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    #5
    You can change the default Firefox font in preferences.

    If you are running Leopard and Time machine you can restore the original font.

    You can re-install Firefox (probably the easiest fix).
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Overwrite the font

    I solved the problem asking to a friend for the original arial font for mac, then overwrite from the library fonts and done!
     

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