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Safari: Weird Font Issue


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Hello all... A few days ago I started randomly having an odd font issue in safari... As you can see from the attached picture (along the entire right side) this font is in all caps... So when I write emails I have no idea what's capital or lower-case.
This mainly effects gmail, but also pops up a few other places...

I cleared Safari preferences and ran onyx... I also deleted the only two fonts that I've ever put in my "fonts" folder (so they weren't on the default OS installation)... and restarted. Any words of wisdom?

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have you tried going onto appearance in preferences on safari? if you have and it hasn't worked then try re-installing safari or using a different browser, like firefox. your bookmarks and stuff will be imported into it automatically.
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tell me if it works!
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I tried to delete safari, then re download from firefox... When I tried to install, it asks me to select which volume... but it won't let me because it says it needs 10.5.2 or later.... I have 10.5.3!!!

So I "time machined" safari back.... and I'm back to square one... The same font problem happens in gmail and google search in Firefox.
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in firefox too? i think u've got a font problem then, try changing the font to something new compleatly..
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Looks like your Helvetica is messed up.

Font Book > File > Validate Fonts.
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fixed it.... the offending font was called "Alien League" and I have no idea how it got on my computer... I believe it was "acting like" Arial.

Here was the process of finding it... I took Aptmunich's advice and started poking around in Font Book... on the left there is a "web" tab (Hey! What do you know?!)... I clicked on it and there are about 10 fonts in there. The first was the "alien" font and I could recognize the way it looked right away.
I deleted... restarted safari and we're back in business...

Thanks for the help... any idea how it might've snuck in in the first place?
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nope... none at all lol
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Installed any new games lately with alien fonts? Or other apps (design-ish?)
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