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Post Posted September 2nd, 2009, 10:02 am

With Mac OS X 10.5, Firefox 3.5.2 had no problem with Verdana fonts.

I just installed Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).

Using Firefox version 3.5.2, many websites' fonts changed from Verdana to some weird font.

Using Safari, those same websites still displayed their Verdana fonts.

Is this a Firefox problem?

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2009, 2:47 pm

I just installed Snow Leopard on a different Mac.

That Mac's Firefox 3.5.2 had no problems with fonts.

Could the problem be with Firefox addons?

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2009, 5:09 pm


blueapple
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Post Posted September 3rd, 2009, 6:57 am

Firefox updated to 3.5.3 and everything's ok.

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Post Posted September 6th, 2009, 4:45 pm

Snow Leopard has changed the way OSX handles fonts, and for some users it's causing problems. For me, the fonts in Adium and TextWrangler were messed up. I had to restart the font server, and then everything worked fine. In the console, I entered:

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atsutil databases -removeUser
atsutil server -shutdown
atsutil server -ping
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Post Posted November 3rd, 2009, 12:27 pm

Had the same problem in firefox 3.5.4, bold text on all the Lucida Grande fonts, but not in safari. I typed in the atsutil stuff in terminal and it solved the problem.

thanks..

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Post Posted November 28th, 2009, 1:26 am

How do you enter those codes in console?
And we're talking about the console in Mac OS X right?

Thanks!

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Post Posted November 28th, 2009, 9:36 am

And we're talking about the console in Mac OS X right?


Right.

Launch Terminal.app, it's in your Utilities folder.

Type

atsutil databases -removeUser

hit return

Type

atsutil server -shutdown

hit return

Type

atsutil server -ping

hit return

Type

logout

hit return and then quit the terminal app
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jeanalawrence
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Post Posted November 30th, 2009, 9:22 am

beltzner, thanks so much for the terminal code. It worked perfectly for me.

Just remember, to restart firefox after your actions in terminal.

liquidrice
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Post Posted December 16th, 2009, 8:53 pm

I tried a number of things but this finally did it for two of my imacs on snow leopard and firefox 3.55

1) Go to this folder:
user-account > Library > Fonts

2) Move to a backup folder on your hard drive the following fonts:
Arial
Arial Black
Verdana

Restart Firefox and that should do it.

If not, you can also open "Font Book" and resolve any duplicates that might still exist.

coastalcutt
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Post Posted January 17th, 2010, 12:43 pm

Thanks for the tips on using the Terminal to restart the font server. Using Snow Leopard 10.6.2 I didn't see any results after launching Firefox but did after restarting the machine.

CC

hiramarchibald
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Post Posted January 26th, 2010, 4:27 am

I'm having a similar problem (post: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/565533?). But it just started 2 days ago, w/o any updates, system changes, or new installs. I'm not sure these suggestions will wok, since I'm running Firefox 3.6. Also, my problem is not in fonts in loaded pages, but in the FF menus and fields themselves.

A post suggested 2 links, both of which did not solve the problem (CreativeTechs Tips: Garbled Fonts Troubleshooting Guide, Font Book 2.0 Help: Checking for damaged fonts). Any suggestions?

sullied
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Post Posted January 27th, 2010, 9:09 am

i got it to work using the terminal code

hiramarchibald
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Post Posted January 27th, 2010, 10:10 am

P.S. I've had v. 3.6 for a while, a good week before the problem began. The Terminal fix didn't work for my version of the problem (bookmarks and address bar, not pages) Help?

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Post Posted January 27th, 2010, 5:40 pm

Restarting the font server through the Terminal works — until you restart the machine, then the problem returns. Any permanent solutions?

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