Outlined text in Weather and Calendar widgets (Tiger)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dopey220, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    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?
  2. kostia macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2007
    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.
  3. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502


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

    Oct 30, 2009
    Outlined Text

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

    Sep 17, 2013
    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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