Odd corrupted letter e in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by LegendKillerUK, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what's going on here but it only happened today.

    Notice the vertical line in some instances of e in this dialogue.

    I've not seen it in the Finder but it has shown up in some other apps, e.g. TextEdit.

    Anyone know what's going on?

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  2. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    For openers, I suspect a corrupt/damaged or duplicate font file.

    To validate your fonts:
    1. Open Font Book
    2. From the left column, select “All Fonts” and then highlight them all.
    3. In the Menu Bar, go to File>Validate Fonts.

    What are your results?

    BTW, does this always happen with all fonts, or just when you're using a particular font?
     
  3. LegendKillerUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It tells me there are 25 minor problems.

    24 are for duplicate fonts and the last one is a 'kern' table structure and contents error on the font Bauhaus 93.

    I don't see this problem on all fonts. Like typing this message has no issues.
     
  4. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    It does indeed seem as though a duplicate font is causing the problem. Have you installed any fonts of late?

    Here is Apple's solution:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=FontBook/2.2/en/5285.html

    But apparently this approach/fix is not without its shortcomings, so let's wait until a real font expert (for sure not moi) chimes in and ensures no irreparable harm is done.

    And, FWIW, before mucking about, it is always a good idea to have a verified backup. Just in case...
     
  5. LegendKillerUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I recently installed iWork 09. That's the only thing I can think of that relates to fonts that I've done recently.
     
  6. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    It may help to post/identify what computer and OS you're using.
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

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    He did identify that he was in Lion, and the model computer doesn't affect fonts, so it's quite irrelevant.

    jW
     
  8. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    i agree. more information generally obfuscates the solution to a problem. :p
     

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