Weird Symbols

Discussion in 'macOS' started by knifoon, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. knifoon macrumors newbie

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    Im confused...
    Any ideas?

    It happens with some other popups too but this is the easiest one to get to.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Restart your computer.
     
  4. knifoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It usually happens when the authenticate window pops, but this one is chrome trying to access my keychain

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    Already tried restarting, repairing permissions and disk, Pram reset and whatnot.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Open Font Book in your /Applications folder and check to see if you have any corrupted fonts.
     
  6. knifoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried it earlier, there were some little alert icons, clicked them it then it did it thing. Restarted and it still does the same thing.
     
  7. stridemat Moderator

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    If you create a new user account and temporarily use it, can you replicate it?
     
  8. knifoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Works fine on my guest account.
    >_>?
    So that means...
    idk.
    Seems like progress though.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    While in Font Book, did you happen to try Edit > Resolve Duplicates?
     
  10. stridemat Moderator

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    At least we know the problem is just with your user account and not system wide.

    The only thing I can think of, in addition to GGJ's suggestions is a corrupted keychain plist file.
     
  11. knifoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No duplicates :/

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    Same symbols show up when it asks me for a password sometimes. Would that still be a keychain issue?
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  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I really can't see it being a keychain issue. It appears to be an issue with fonts or the user interface. Perhaps a corrupt .plist, but I'm not sure which at this point.

    I haven't read it all, but you may find some helpful ideas here: Font Management in OS X
     
  13. knifoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, i think reformatting would be my best bet, but my time capsule's HDD isn't big enough... I was hoping to find some other way
     
  14. lordj4000 macrumors member

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    I've fixed that problem before by manually re-installing the most recent combo update. Go to http://support.apple.com/downloads and search for 10.6.8 if you're on snow leopard and 10.7.3 if you're on lion. You want the combo update for client, not server. Download that, run the installer, and reboot.
     

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