Thread: Garbled text
09-28-2008, 09:22 AM #1
- Member Since
- Sep 28, 2008
- Powerbook G4 / 1.67 Ghz / 1Gb Ram / OS 10.4.11
Recently I have had garbled text in a few of my apps.
This manly appears in Safari, Firefox and Mail.
Some of the text appears as what looks like numeric fractions.
If I copy/paste the garbled text to another app it becomes readable.
Does anybody know a remedy for this?
It it a corrupt font somewhere?
I hope this link work so you can see pics of what I mean:
09-28-2008, 10:10 AM #2
- Member Since
- Jun 14, 2007
- 2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5
Yes this is a bad font or perhaps you have deleted the required system font. I remember back an it use to be Helvetica Fractions I believe that caused it but that was a few years ago. Also make sure you are using the Apple installed Helvetica dfont.
I would bet an Archive and Install would fix this as it would reinstall the OS and the fonts.
09-28-2008, 01:25 PM #3
try fixing permissions first... then removing preference files. zap the pram.
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