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Squished/Overlapping Text

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Jim :] Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Apr 2, 2008 12:06 PM
I have had my new Mac- Mini running for only 2 days now and I am already having problems; a lot of web pages being displayed in Safari has 'squished' text. The text overlaps each other.

Screenshot of tinypic: http://i31.tinypic.com/iw3el3.jpg

Thanks in advance!
MacBook Mac OS X 10.4.10, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPhone UK - O2
  • Tom_X Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2008 12:52 PM (in response to Jim :])
    You could try the following:

    1) Quit all open applications.
    2) If you have 'Helvetica Fractions', 'Times Phonetic' or 'Rougue Stencil-Type' fonts installed, delete them.
    3) Delete your fonts caches with *Font Finagler*, FontNuke or OnyX +(or with whatever utility you normally use)+
    *Font Finagler <http://homepage.mac.com/mdouma46/fontfinagler/> (this is the BEST utility)*
    FontNuke <http://www.jamapi.com/pr/fn/>
    OnyX <http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html>
    4) Restart your Mac
    5) Open your Font Book->Edit menu 'Select All' fonts - from the File menu select 'Validate Fonts'
    from the Edit menu select 'Resolve Duplicates'

    Good luck,

    Tom
    Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • thewolf10 Calculating status...
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    May 1, 2008 1:52 PM (in response to Tom_X)
    I am having a lot of problems with garbled text in Safari as well. I have tried deleting my font cache and verifying the fonts and it doesn't seem to help. The only thing that works is to quit and restart Safari.
    PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • johngoodman2 Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2008 7:29 AM (in response to Tom_X)
    This does not solve the issue. I've been reading about it for some time and it's getting worse. Rapidly flickering small rectangles all over the page as it is loading and scrolling down reveals text overlaying text.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Safari 3.1.1
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
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    Jun 21, 2008 9:38 AM (in response to johngoodman2)
    Since it solved the original posters question, it evidently does work for their problem.

    Post a new topic about your specific problem (in as much detail as possible to help people reading to not have to guess what you mean) and someone will offer assistance.
    iMac G5 20" 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), HK Soundsticks
  • johngoodman2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2008 9:47 AM (in response to iBod)
    How do you know it solved the original posters question? Maybe they gave up with this forum.

    I'll do as you suggest.
    Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:08 AM (in response to johngoodman2)
    How do you know it solved the original posters question? Maybe they gave up with this forum.


    That big green star by Tom_X's reply means it solved the posters question. Only the original poster can award that 'solved' mark, as hopefully you will discover in the near future
    iMac G5 20" 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), HK Soundsticks
  • johngoodman2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2008 7:23 AM (in response to iBod)
    I've seen the "Did this solve your problem?" buttons. It is asked right away, probably before the person has a chance to see if it actually worked. I've checked that in the past when I found a suggestion, but that didn't mean that the suggestion worked.
    Trust me on this one... The suggestions I've seen so far do not work. I've tried them all.

    John
    MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 2gigs, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
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    Jun 23, 2008 7:48 AM (in response to johngoodman2)
    Trust me on this one... The suggestions I've seen so far do not work. I've tried them all.


    OK. But posting here isn't going to help you. Start a new topic detailing your specific circumstances and someone should be able to help. So far all that we know with any certainty is that you've tried Tom_X's suggestions and nothing else.

    Good luck getting your issue resolved.
    iMac G5 20" 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), HK Soundsticks

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