Weird Font Issue?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by white.noise, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. white.noise macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    So every time I am asked for admin. privileges it looks like this


    Does anyone know what happened, and how I can fix this?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Those boxes can mean that the system can't find a font that it is requesting, indicating one was moved from its expected place. I had a few problems like this when I moved to Lion. Odd that it would be in this dialog though.

    You might try trashing the font caches; that sometimes helps.

  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    A deleted System font is a possibility. However, deleting System fonts is difficult to do and is unlikely to be the cause of the OP's problem--unless he is doing something really stupid. It is more likely that the OP installed a font at conflicts with a System font--or has installed a utility that modified fonts.

    Cleaning the font cache is a good idea. If that does not fix the problem, then systematically deactivate any user-installed fonts until the offending font is found. Fonts installed as a part of common application packages like MS Office are unlikely offenders. First, go for the cheap [or free] fonts downloaded from the Internet.

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