Text replaced with gibberish

rjedoaks

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Sep 16, 2007
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I placed an Ebay auction last night. My text was replaced with a bunch of symbols , the text is no longer. So I copy the symbols for the Mac forum to decipher. The pasted copy comes out as text. What is going on? This is in Safari. Viewing the auction through Firefox the add looks normal. Mac related
 

rjedoaks

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2007
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Los Angeles
Hello, these are symbols, not fonts

Sounds like a corrupt font cache issue. Link
No fonts involved. Small solid triangle, small circle,small truck,plus sign, X,arrows,solid circle,bicycle,question mark,forward and reverse arrows, small squares
Sometimes while waiting for a window to open, these symbols spring up for a second before the window loads.
 

djc6

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iDave

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No fonts involved.
What do you mean, no fonts involved? The title of your thread "Text replaced with gibberish" suggests fonts are involved.

I can almost guarantee, if you clear your font caches, the problem you described will be resolved.
 

rjedoaks

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2007
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Los Angeles
What do you mean, no fonts involved? The title of your thread "Text replaced with gibberish" suggests fonts are involved.

I can almost guarantee, if you clear your font caches, the problem you described will be resolved.
I'm a little terminology impaired here. I cleared the font cache and don't see any change. This is a screen shot of what I am talking about. Thanks

 

iDave

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Aug 14, 2003
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That is odd! Thanks for the picture.

Have you changed your default fonts in Safari to see if that makes any difference?
 

AlexisV

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Mar 12, 2007
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Download Linotype Font Explorer (it's free) and run all the cache cleaning tools.

That wil fix your problem - it's a not an uncommon one.
 

rjedoaks

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2007
47
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Los Angeles
I downloaded Font Finagler

Didn't seem to affect the problem. So I started moving through different fonts, and that seems to have done the trick. Interesting. thanks for all the recommendations
 
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