Weird font problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Padraic, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Padraic macrumors regular

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    I'm having a problem with the way fonts are being displayed mainly on websites (including this one) and an application. :confused:

    The first two screenshots are from Safari, one on the MacRumors site, the other on Apples site. The third shot is from Miro.

    Please ignore Pixelmator watermark, I'm still evaluating!!! :D
     

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  2. Tim117 macrumors regular

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    I would have said it was your browser but since it's also in an App. I don't know. Try restarting your computer then getting all the software updates.

    If that's doesn't work I can't help you.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Yea that happens from time to time for some people. I've had it happen to Firefox and Safari. Sometimes changing a font in the browser preferences will help. Other times installing updates helps. It usually goes away with time too. I know there has been other discussions on this exact issue. Do a few searches here and see what you can find. Mix up your search terms to find them if you don't find anything at first.
     
  4. Padraic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you both for responding. I've restarted and all patches are installed... I'm really surprised this is a known bug and Apple hasn't fixed it yet. Is it a problem just with OS X 10.4.10?
     
  5. Padraic thread starter macrumors regular

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    I found a fix in case anyone else has the same problem. I followed the instructions here and deleted /Library/Caches/com.apple.ATS/nnn <- nnn is my profiles UID. Worked like a champ, took a little longer to log in (it had to rebuild the cache) but no font problems!!! :D

    P.s. You can figure out your UID by going to the terminal and typing 'id -u xxxxx' <- xxxxx is the login of the user with the problem...
     

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