Outlined text in Weather and Calendar widgets (Tiger)

dopey220

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Original poster
Jul 19, 2006
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So, the text has become outlined in on my Weather and Calendar dashboard widgets (per the picture):



It's been like this for a few months, but it's really starting to bother me now. I tried clearing out my user caches and Dashboard caches. I'm all out of ideas. Help?
 

kostia

macrumors regular
Apr 14, 2007
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You have a different Helvetica active than the Helvetica.dfont these widgets are expecting.

This used to happen to me all the time (with the text being on a much higher baseline, as in your temperature reading. Do you maybe have a Helvetica Outline font, or some other version of Helvetica, in your ~/Library/Fonts folder? Move it out of there if so, and if you're in print/design use Suitcase or FontBook to activate your production fonts only as needed.

It's been my experience that if Helvetica.dfont is the first/only Helvetica the system has active at the time Dashboard is first launched, or when you log in, you can safely activate other Helveticas for work without having the widgets screw up again.
 

dopey220

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Jul 19, 2006
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Thanks! Worked perfectly. That was bugging the hell out of me.
 

guttedmullet

macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2009
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Outlined Text

Thank you so much. Finding this post has scratched an itch that's been bugging me for far too long!
Sweet relief
 

birdington

macrumors newbie
Sep 17, 2013
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thanks--was a problem in osx 10.8.5 too

This was a problem in my old 10.4 imac and became a problem again in 10.8. I never figured out the problem and thought i was going crazy when it happened again! Thanks so much!
 

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