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    Strange tiny numbers instead of letters in safari
    Hi. I have an example shot of my problem here -

    http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...tar/muddle.jpg

    In my safari web browser, in some pages, instead of normal letters there are hundreds of what look like tiny fractions and sometimes there is writing that looks like another language. I don't know what it is? I've been downloading a lot of bit torrents lately, could it be a virus? Thanks to anyone who has an idea of what it is.

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    It isn't a virus. Are you running Safari's 3.0 beta? It uses an installer, so quit Safari and run Disk Utility's permissions repair, just in case.

    You could also try the fsck -fy fix here.

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    Sometimes caused by a corrupted font.
    Font Book > Validate fonts
    Resolving duplicates wouldn't hurt either
    Best
    ~ 13" MacBook Air. OSX 10.9 ~ iPad 2 & iPhone ~

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    Couldn't you guys read that? It said that wikedpedia is having a really cool party and we are all invited. Ok maybe it didn't. I agree with torchy on this. Fonts have corrupted.
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
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    Talking solution to tiny numbers in safari
    A bit late, I know... just found this forum and I believe I may have a solution for you, as it happened to me as well. I went into font book and disabled the font Helvetica Fractions. Once it was turned off, the problem disappeared!

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