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6933 Views 15 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2010 9:18 AM by Kurt Lang
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2010 7:34 PM (in response to Brownface)Hi,
You may have a corrupted font or a duplicate font that's causing the problem.
Go here for here for help with that.
Font Problems and Mac OS X Management
May also help to empty the Firefox cache.
1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History... .
2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
3. Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear. Click Clear Now.
CarolynIntel iMac 2.66 iPad 32GB iPhone 3GS. MBAir, Mac OS X (10.6.3), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2010 7:35 PM (in response to Brownface)i am also having an issue... i can not install any fonts useing FontExplorer... this is a BIG problem. i even tried re installing everything... nope... nothing.Macbook Pro, Other OS, 2.5 GHz intel duo / 4 Gig RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2010 9:13 PM (in response to Brownface)it has not fixed my issue... all my fonts are missing and unreadable by FontExplorer. i have tried re installing them to no avail.
i am really not sure what to do and this is pretty scary.
gulpMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.5 GHz intel duo / 4 Gig RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2010 11:48 PM (in response to Infogroupltd)I'm in the same boat. After validating my fonts, I've got 164 "minor problems" and 11 "serious errors".
I've downloaded hundreds of fonts over the years, and don't want to just delete all of them.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2010 5:29 AM (in response to Brownface)Same problems after updating to 10.6.4. I'm a manual font manager... with lots of fonts 'activated' in the Mac OS Fonts folders. Only a few system fonts showed up.
I did the Firefox cache thing... restarted and everything works again. Why on earth is Firefox a solution for this problem?
Updated to 10.6.4 on two Macs, only one had font problems.Power Mac G5, MacBook, iPod, iPod shuffle, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2010 6:50 AM (in response to Brownface)Clear the font cache files from the system.
1) Close ALL running applications.
2) Open the Terminal and enter this command:
sudo atsutil databases -remove
3) Close Terminal and IMMEDIATELY restart your Mac.Mac Pro 8 core Xeon, 14GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Kodak Eversmart Supreme scanner, Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2010 12:17 AM (in response to Kurt Lang)Thanks, Kurt.
The "atsutil databases -remove" trick sorted out the font problems I was having in Camino after the 10.6.4 update.MacBook 13" White 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 10:35 AM (in response to qbus)Well I did them both and one of them worked, I suspect it was the terminal thing as neither FE or FB would work. Font Book didn't manage to import a lot of my fonts without displaying errors or even quitting and Font Explorer would have the fonts but couldn't activate them.
I wish I found this thread before my last wasted hour.
Thank you profoundly for the fix, I love you!2x2.8gig Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 8 gig RAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2010 8:59 AM (in response to Kurt Lang)I installed Font Explorer 2.5.1 and nothing would activate under 10.6.3
All fonts added showed up as "Not Available"
I always follow your recommendations for removing all but the required fonts in the operating system, and due to my prepress environment MUST use our own Helvetica.
I got it to work by turing off the Apple Font Protection in Terminal:
atsutil fontprotection -off
atsutil databases -removeUser
atsutil server -shutdown
atsutil server -ping
Rebooted and Font Explorer worked like a champ.
Thanks for your awesome document on dealing with fonts in OSX, it is invaluable!
Todd Lyall2 x 2.66 intel Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)