Seeking help w MacOS System Font Issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wai.eddygoh, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. wai.eddygoh macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2017
    Is anyone experiencing a similar problem?

    After a recent OS update, my system font changed to this unknown font (which I did not install), and this resulted in some unreadable characters on the system displays(such as the pop-up notifications and iCal icon display).

    Actions attempted:
    - I tried to 'Restore Standard Fonts' under Font Book>File, but it does not resolve it.
    - I located the current system font, and tried to delete it, but encountered the following error message.
    Still couldn't figure out after an hour of experimenting. Would appreciate some input/directions please!


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  2. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    Have you tried in Font Book's left hand pane select All Fonts, then in middle pane (list of fonts) click any one then Cmd-A (select all) then File->Validate Fonts.
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Try a safe boot to clear font caches. Press and hold shift at boot until the white Apple appears.

    The font you are trying to delete is a Japanese system font called Hiragino Kaku Gothic and it is listed in Font Book in English.

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