Font book crash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by heyupchuck, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. heyupchuck macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2007
    Bristol UK
    I have loaded fonts into Font Book on my new MBP and now the app keeps crashing. Also my emails are very strange font and gobbledekook!!!

    Help appreciated
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have you tried using Font Book to resolve duplicates? How many fonts did you load in and were you doing anything else with the system whilst loading them? :)
  3. ttrtilley macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2003
    This problem is still around in 10.5.2

    Font Book crashes on launch after fonts are installed (~/Library/Fonts/)
    It continues to crash after they are deleted.
    Reboot doesn't fix it.
  4. ttrtilley macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2003
    a solution

    Font can me made to run again by deleting the file:
    ~/Library/Application\ Support/Font\ Book/fb.db

    It will crash on the second launch unless the following font is deleted.
    (disabling the font was not enough)
    (changing the .extension was not enough):

    -rwxr-x--- 1 admin wheel 4400253 Mar 3 18:44 ~/Library/Fonts/KAN00UP.TTF*

    This is likely a Chinese Traditional Big5 font.

    PostScript name KanTingLiu-Ultra
    Full name 文鼎勘亭
    Family 文鼎勘亭
    Style Regular
    Kind TrueType
    Version Power TrueType Version 4.0
    Location ~/Library/Fonts/KAN00UP.TTF
    Unique name 文鼎勘亭
    Copyright (c) Copyright 1994-1996, Arphic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Enabled Yes
    Duplicate No
    Copy protected No
    Embeddable Yes
  5. LaredoDeOptimus macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I have the exact same problem.
    Just spend an entire weekend having FontBook going through every font on my hard drive (which takes days) and deleting the corrupted fonts. But still Word, Illustrator and InDesign will only run in safe mode

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