Scratchy Text on Safari webpages?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jman995x, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. jman995x macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007

    Every once in awhile I'll go to a webpage (usually not the same one every time), and some of the text will be Scratchy looking (for lack of a better term).
    Kind of like those website verification systems where you have to type in the letters and numbers they give you, but there are lines scratched all over them so that bots can't read the picture and fill in the letters and text automatically.

    Here is a picture of what I'm talking about:


    The only thing that I can think of that might be causing this is that I have like 1,500++ fonts loaded on my computer and it might just be getting confused with all those fonts running simultaneously.

    Any help or suggestions would be great (aside from disabling / removing a majority of those fonts, which I'm in the process of doing while I wait for somebody to reply to this thread).


  2. jman995x thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    While disabling a ton of my fonts I came across a font called "Arachnid":


    Looks identical to the weird scratchy font that I sometimes get on webpages.

    Could it be a simple computer glitch and that my MBP sometimes inserts the Arachnid font for certain letters when it gets confused?

  3. nigameash macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    open font book, select all fonts and click on validate fonts. perhaps you ll find out which fonts are corrupted and then you could try disabling those fonts?
  4. jman995x thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    Okay. Thanks.

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