Leopard System Font Missing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by christabella, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. christabella macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Hi all,

    I installed FontExplorer this morning and said ok to letting it manage fonts and to move fonts to some specified directory. I didn't realise it was going to cause trouble, but after a reboot I am now missing some fonts in at least Mail and Safari.

    In mail I am missing the font that displays the header info, such as TO, FROM, SUBJECT etc it now just displays as weird symbols, see the pic below.

    I then noticed at the transmit website things were not looking so great, and checked out the style sheet and it appears that the missing font was Helvetica.. See pic:

    I checked in Safari preferences under appearence and it seems at least one other font is also missing, see pic:

    I have tried looking on my laptop, as that is also running leopard to see if I was missing any fonts under system/library/fonts but both seem to have 35 fonts in that folder. So I checked under library/fonts and m laptop had slightly more so I copied them accross.. But it did not fix my problem.. I have looked for specific mail font folders with no luck..

    Can anyone shed some light on how I can fix this problem..

  2. mooner macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    i have the same problem. i hope someone can help us.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I've removed your first picture. You may want to blur out your email address then repost it :)
  4. TheTrevinator macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    I was having the exact same problem. I think that it wasn't a missing font, rather an alternative font was overriding Times.
    To correct this, open fontexplorer and deactivate whatever Times Alternative you find. You may need to relaunch Finder afterwards.

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