Browser Font Screwed Up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spliff, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Spliff macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I installed some new fonts for the first time in OSX last night for Photoshop and it somehow screwed up my browser settings. One of the fonts seemed to override my Arial font, so now everything that is supposed to be displayed in Arial is displayed in this stupid font. You can imagine how many things are being displayed now in this hard to read font as Arial is pretty much the standard web browser font.

    Is there any way I can change this back? God I can hardly read anything within my browser because of this stupid setting. Please help!
  2. Spliff thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Are you using Tiger or Leopard?

    With Leopard, some Helvetica fonts have been known to mess up other font displays. Go into, if you go into font book you can delete that last set of fonts you installed, restart and see if that fixes it.

    Here's another thread with the same issue you might want to respond there as well.
  4. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    Depending on how you installed the font itself can determine what method or approach to resolving the issue.

    My practice has always been to avoid fontbook, i personally never liked it, and im currently using Tiger & Leopard.

    What i like to do to have alittle more control over my fonts is to create a folder on my desktop (or anywhere you want really); label it whatever MyFonts, newfonts , etc and just move all the fonts you want to you use in that folder.

    then from there place that "newfonts" folder within your Username>Library>Fonts folder and restart should be able to see and use them across practically any application within that User account.

    It minimizes corruption, user specific or you can place it in multiple user's libraries.

    When i originally got my mac al ittle over a year ago and wanted to use my everyday (work fonts) i used font book and my system was completely hosed and in disarray so i found that method for me the way i do works without a hitch.

    But thats a suggestion and obviously not a solution, so like i stated, depending on how you installed them,,if you just manually dragged them intoyur system font folder (bad idea, never put anything in the System> folders!! always use Username>Library>Fonts) if they wer ein the system>library>fonts then drag them out; and depending on how many and if they actually overwritten the original font itself.

  5. dagriggs macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2009
    Browser font screwed up

    I suffered trying to read my browsers for too long. I finally solved the problem. Changing font default in browser did not help. Downloading software did not help. Repaired Permissions did not help.

    I went to Applications - Fontbook - opened Fontbook - chose All Fonts - chose Alien League - clicked the check box at the bottom to turn it off - chose Ariel Hebrew - clicked the check box at the bottom to turn it off - restarted and it was fixed. I do not know which font was the problem but I don't think I need either.
  6. Burning Radio macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    Good thing I read this. I would've just dragged all of my fonts into a system file with my new Mac. Then I would've been S.O.L. :D

    BTW...I love Alien League. lol.

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