1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 22, 2013 1:14 PM by Kurt Lang
Gizmette Level 1 Level 1

I just updated with the most recent release of Lion and now certain fonts do not show up on web sites and in some applications, including Apple's own iCal! 

Can someone help!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8

    Restart your Mac and immediately hold down the Shift key when you hear the startup chime to boot into Safe Mode. Keep holding the Shift key until you see a progress bar towards the bottom of the screen. You can let go of the Shift key at that point.


    OS X asks you to log in (you will get this screen on a Safe Mode boot even if your Mac is set to automatically log in). Let the Mac finish booting to the desktop and then restart normally. This will clear Font Book's database and the cache files of the user account you logged into in Safe Mode.


    When back at the desktop from a normal startup, close all running applications. From an administrator account, open the Terminal app and enter the following command. You can also copy/paste it from here into the Terminal window:


    sudo atsutil databases -remove


    Terminal will then ask for your admin password. As you type, it will not show anything, so be sure to enter it correctly.


    This removes all font cache files. Both for the system and the current user font cache files. After running the command, close Terminal and immediately restart your Mac.