Dreaded Safari Font Problem (searched but no solution found)

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  1. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    I have the dreaded Safari font problem, here's what I've tried:

    -Removing all suspicious fonts with Font Book and Suitcase Fusion
    -Removing all fonts with errors (none found though) with Font Book
    -Running Font Finagler and de-activating fonts
    -Resetting default encoding on Safari to Western (nothing changed)
    -Changing the fonts in Safari's preferences

    But no avail, here's the screenshot:

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    Any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just ran it, and reset safari, restarted, not a single change.

    edit

    I just de-activated ALL fonts except system so it shows up fine.. i guess I'll have to re-activate if I want to run photoshop. kinda lame imo
     
  3. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Side question does anyone know how to delete duplicate fonts in the quickest, easiest way?
     
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I've never heard of the "dreaded font problem" and your page looks fine. I can't see anything wrong with it.

    What exactly is the problem?

    (Unless that scribble font on that website is not the font its supposed to be...?)
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Did you look at my picture?
     
  7. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Unfortunately posting a picture like that is pretty meaningless to someone who doesn't know what the "Dreaded Safari Font Problem" is (I can't say I've ever heard of it either) and has never visted that website to know what it is supposed to look like. For all we know that website maker is "design challenged" and actually likes that scribble font. A bit more explanation might help next time for those of us not trained in mind-reading.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I didn't know what the "dreaded font" problem was, so I left this for others to answer. However, obviously no one else knows what it is. I would suggest you post a pic of the macrumors website or some other well known website.
     
  9. mlac007 macrumors newbie

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    Dreaded font problem

    Try downloading "Smasher" from www.insidersoftware.com, it will clean out the font caches for apple, adobe, microsoft and quark applications - I think the unregistered trial version will allow you to "smash" the osX font cache - that is the one you want to get rid of, you will then have to restart the computer and hopefully all will be fixed- If you have any of the other apps installed if it allows you to on the demo, smash those caches as well - It is a great program and has always solved every font problem for me in the past, hope this helps. - I think there is an option to smash the printer or cups cache, I NEVER DO THAT ONE.
     
  10. jMc macrumors 6502

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    As well as checking Safari's font settings, have you also checked there's not a user style-sheet set under the 'Advanced' tab in Safari Preferences?

    jx
     
  11. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I think its just the OP's idea to call it "dreaded."
     

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