Desperate help : Messed up fonts!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alexmarce, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. alexmarce macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    I need desperate help!

    I´ve installed a few fonts yesterday, i now restarted my mac, and when i use google, the results come in a weird font that i can even read most of the words.
    Do you have any idea what i can do to fix this ?
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    What browser are you using? Have you tried looking in that browser's preferences - Appearance - default fonts?
    or the View - Text Encoding pull down menu?
    You should also use Font Book - Edit - Resolve Duplicates to make sure you do not have 2 or more of the same type face active.
    Try that and post back with the results.
  3. alexmarce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    tried it

    I am using safari!
    Yes i checked the preferences for safari and inclusively i reset it !
    There are no duplicates and the text encoding is the one by default ... :(

    any suggestions ?

    thank you
  4. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2009
    I remember having this problem a couple of months ago, IIRC it was Times New Roman that was corrupted, I simply replaced it with the font from my backups and everything was instantly fixed.
  5. alexmarce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011

    I am looking for a way to restore the originals in the font book and then install all the fonts again to see what will happen :(
  6. svenwillmann macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    it might be that your font cache is corrupted, had this once before
    the font cache is used to get faster future access
    atsutil will let you clear the font cache and will let you restart the type services

    1) fire up terminal and do

    $ sudo atsutil databases -remove

    2) than stop the server by entering following in terminal

    $ sudo atsutil server -shutdown

    3) after that you might have to restart your machine, let me know if it helped

    let us know if it solved the problem
  7. alexmarce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    GOT it!

    The thing was that some fonts i installed had "camouflaged" names ...
    They had one name on the file, and then when installed they got another .. Arial and times new roman ... so the system was using them as the original ones :)


    thank you all

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