Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Thanks for the response Shane -
I followed Larry Jordan's Final Cut Pro Tip of the Day
A couple of notes -
After trashing my preferences I opened FCP and found that my 'Choose Setup' prompt was not legible (still had the "A's in a box"font) . I also tried opening FCP under another user and while I was able to read my editing workspace and open projects, it was still acting strange and eventually crashed on me as well.
This has not been a fun/productive day
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Per your recommendation, I downloaded PREFERENCE MANAGER (ver 2.0.7 for OS X 4.x) and selected FCP and its associated files (seemed simple enough). I pressed TRASH and opened FCP. Unfortunately, I still get the 'boxed A' font for text.
I've had this setup for almost 6 years and this is the first time I've had this occur. It seems like it would be a simple enough fix, but it's proving to be a tough nail to hit.
In regards to the 'box A' font...is it possible in FCP to change the font for the editing workplace windows?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to Kev Wms)
Just a shot in the dark. Make sure that your Mac OS system preferences are set for the correct language. I'm in Mountain Lion at the moment. It's in system preferences: languages and text.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2013 5:08 AM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
@Michael Grenadier - Thanks for the suggestion. You had the same inclination as I did and it was actually the first thing I checked.
Would a re-install of FCP help at this point?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to Kev Wms)
no idea if a reinstall of fcp would solve the problem. My guess is that it's an os problem rather than an fcp problem.
Here are a few things to try. launch fontbook and validate all fonts.
Go to system preferences: accounts and create a new account. Log out and log in to the new account.
Have you installed any new programs recently or done any software updates?
Are you using suitcase by any chance? It's a font managerment program and I've seen problems in other programs with it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
- Launched FONTBOOK and validated all fonts...every font checked out okay
- Went to System preferences and created a new account. I logged out and logged back in under the new account...FCP displayed the now familiar 'boxed A' font on the editing work space windows and related dialogue boxes . FCP also crashed when I tried to access the User Preferences (this was also happening in my original user account).
- I have not recently installed or updated any programs on my Mac. Also, I am not using Suitcase or any other font management software.
Again, thanks for the suggestions. This issue has me mystified (and a bit behind on projects). I've used FCP for almost 10 years and I have never come across this particular problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Kev Wms)
you might get digital rebellion's Pro Maintenance Pack
It has a free trial and a crash analyzer. Not sure if it'll work on such an old version of fcp, but worth a shot.