Strange characters

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Haarball, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Haarball macrumors member

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    I've had my Macbook for about 2 weeks, and in the last few days I've gotten some weird characters in one of my widgets and Adium. See the attached images. Anbyone experienced this and/or know what's causing it?
     

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  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    not sure what is causing it, have you repaired your permissions lately? it may help
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Open Font Book to resolve duplicates and validate your fonts.
     
  4. aricher macrumors 68020

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    It's either font book duplicate fonts or a 3rd party font program. I get funky characters in widgets, safari and MS Entourage every time I have Suitcase Fusion running.
     
  5. Haarball thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I've just installed loads of fonts. Do I have to search through it manually for duplicates?
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    No, Font Book, which is mentioned a couple of times earlier, does this automatically when you ask it to...
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    I was getting odd characters in iChat before, but I just put them on my Ignore list.

    Anyway, I agree that the new fonts are likely the issue and that Font Book should resolve it for you.
     
  8. Haarball thread starter macrumors member

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  9. Haarball thread starter macrumors member

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    I had to delete the fonts to fix the problem, but I deleted too many! Now I have the wrong fonts everywhere, including this website.

    Is there a way of re-installing the original fonts?
     

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