Safari type issue's?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eclipse525, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    Does anybody have an idea why fonts(my guess Latin 1) on certain web pages come in all messed up? It sort looks like it's translating the copy into some sot of Cyrillic or Greek. Strange?

    I'm using 10.2.8 and Safari 1.0.1 AND no I can't upgrade to 10.3 because it's the company's computer. They would have to do that and trust me, as much as I'd like to, they are cheap bastards.

    Here's a site that I get this with....

    Here's a screen shot.

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  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    It looks like the text is displaying in a symbol (probably math symbol) font for some reason. It's possible you have a symbol font that's accidentally misnamed as a font that the site is specifying (looks like Times is the first choice on MacCentral), in which case your browser thinks that's what you want and tries to display the text in it. It's also possible that you've got a font corruption issue causing the same thing to happen--Safari thinks it's using Times, but it's actually using something else.

    Try this: Go through your fonts and find the one that looks like that. See if it has a suspicious name, or if moving it out of the Fonts folder helps. Maybe replace it with a clean version.

    Could also be you've got something weird specified in the fonts section of Safari's Appearance preference.

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