My iTunes has changed to Hebrew!

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  1. Babooshka macrumors 6502

    Babooshka

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    I NEED HELP.

    My whole iTunes has translated itself into Hebrew(at least I think it's Hebrew)!

    WHY!

    How could it have done this?
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is it only iTunes, or other applications, as well? Windows or Mac OS X?
     
  3. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just iTunes, as far as I know.

    iMac running 10.5.4
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    First thing to try: Go into Font Book and resolve duplicates (Edit menu -> Resolve Duplicates) and possibly also Validate fonts and files (from the File menu).

    You haven't, by any chance installed or removed any fonts (Helvetica or variants) lately?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    See if this helps:

    To change your language settings on a Mac:
    Open System Preferences by selecting it in your Dock or the Apple menu (Apple > System Preferences).
    Choose View > International.
    Drag your language of choice to the top of the list.
    Quit System Preferences.
    Quit and reopen iTunes.
     
  6. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No use.

    Hebrew isn't even on the list of languages for iTunes, and I removed the duplicate fonts aprat from Lucida Grande, which won't let me get rid of 2 duplicates.

    Should I try a clean install of iTunes?
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  8. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    mazel tov! :D
    weird maybe try deleting the .plst file :confused:
     
  10. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'm doing a full reinstall with AppTrap.
     
  11. magiic macrumors regular

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    Call Apple and tell them you're computer has been compromised by a Rabbi
     
  12. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I dunno if they'd believe me.

    Done a clean reinstall and it is STILL HEBREW!.


    mhf.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I only have one suggestion left. As a last resort, you could try this! :D

    Actually, I do have another suggestion, after giving this more thought. It's possible you have a font corruption problem. If you want to remove the Hebrew font and save some space on your system, you can download and run Monolingual, a free app that removes unwanted language resources from your system.
     
  14. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing this isn't normal for a plist.

    Its friggin ages of AAAAAAAAEEESESAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA etc.
     

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  15. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try the Monolingual in my last post? Did you try deleting your plist?

    This will give you more info on plist deletion.
     
  17. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've done the language thing and done a clean reinstall and deleted the .plist twice.

    Trying the monolingual thing now.

    EDIT: Monolingual is useless, it keeps crashing.
     
  18. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What do you mean it won't let you get rid of 2 duplicates?
     
  19. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I finally got rid of the 2 duplicates, and restarted the machine, and it's all great again. Thanks all and especially Mitthrawnuruodo.
     
  20. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    That wasn't even correct Hebrew, just a direct translation of character codes.
     
  21. Babooshka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that, but it was Hebrew.

    And I wasn't expecting a perfect translation of my whole iTunes library in an instant from English to Hebrew by accident.
     
  22. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    That's a first. So weird. I wonder if Apple has encountered that before. May be you need an exorcists instead of tech support.
     
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