WTF - Boxed A's instead of text in this forum UI??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kkinto, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. kkinto macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2011
    This label text below and a whole lot more on this forum UI displays as A's inside a box? Anyone know what it might be? default pref font set to Verdana. Changed to Times, no difference!

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  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Check the console, and look for a line like:

    WebProcess(738) deny file-read-data /Users/ats/FontExplorer X/Font Library/M/Minion Pro/MinionPro-Regular.otf

    When I saw this problem, it's because the sandboxing in Lion does not allow safari to read the font file. I have a bug report open for it, I suggest you open one as well. My fonts are in that location since I have Font Explorer X Pro manage my fonts, and it autoactivates things, but unfortunately the sandbox doesn't currently allow that to work.

    Solution right now is to move your fonts to the usual system location. Or, potentially, to change the base application entitlements to allow the directory they're in, but since the file is clearly marked "Do not change, not user editable, autogenerated, private api, etc" I don't want to discuss that until I've verified that it works.

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