4248 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2009 6:56 AM by tonicaek1
Let's try the Font Book again then.
Check for duplicate fonts.
Select “All Fonts”
If you see any “black dots” next to any fonts this mean you have duplicates and/or multiple versions of these fonts.
To clean this up, select a “black dotted” font or the Apple + click to select multiple dotted fonts;
What the above does is turns off the duplicates & multiple version fonts. Not delete them.
More than likely the “extras” were installed by other programs and/or other users.
*Font book can examine your fonts for problems.*
Select your main main font library.
Then go to:
After selecting the above, any problematic/corrupted fonts will appear with a check mark, a yellow exclamation point or a red X icon.
Check the box for any font you want to remove and click Remove Checked.
Errors & warnings can be hard to find in the master list. Use the pull-down menu to find them. It's much easier this way anyways.
After doing all of the above you may want to boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.
Select your language.
Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.
Select Disk Utility.
Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.
Click Repair Disk.
Restart your computer when done.
Repair permissions after you reach the desktop-http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25751
Followed up to booting from install disc (I've a copy of Snow Leopard on it's way - don't want to waste time!) And it hasn't seemed to solve the issue.
The system is fine when you start it up, but half hour into using it the issue arises. I left it running overnight, at that time it was fine, but woke this morning to find it had started playing up again. The peculiar thing is that five minutes ago it snapped out of it and is back to normal again.
I'm just completely baffled.