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Old 03-02-06, 11:18 PM   #1
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What the hell is wrong. I get these wierd font characters when browsing certain sites in Safari. I can then open the same site in Firefox and everything is fine. Please help. I like Safari more, well, except for this little problem.

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Old 03-02-06, 11:20 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-06, 11:27 PM   #3
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The google ads across the top of BikeForums are that way right now. I guess I better upgrade.
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Old 03-02-06, 11:33 PM   #4
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What did you blur out and what has the funky characters?
I'd guess its a font substitution gone awry but there isnt anything there to get any info off of . Try finding a site that does the same thing but doesnt have any sensitive info and preferably one that is publicly accessible .
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Old 03-02-06, 11:42 PM   #5
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I didn't blure it out. That's what it does. That's the problem I am talking about. It's wierd characters that can't be read.

edit: Try it now with the bigger size.
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Old 03-02-06, 11:45 PM   #6
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oh
well View Source and find the text
and copy the text starting from Member Since to the text where it says mnembership
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Old 03-02-06, 11:46 PM   #7
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Old 03-02-06, 11:47 PM   #8
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Well I'm hoping that there isnt any sensitive information in the TINY section of text i asked you to paste
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Old 03-03-06, 12:03 AM   #9
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This is typical of a font problem. What's happening is that the webpage is specifying a font your system doesn't have so your browser attempts to substitute a suitable font. Unfortunately it failed. Try changing your font substitution or if you can, have the browser ignore webpage specified fonts.
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Old 03-03-06, 12:28 AM   #12
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Wrong text encoding?
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That doesn't compute Dave.
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I forget - does Safari let you set a default character encoding in the preferences? That might be it. But I'm not really a mac guy - I just use them at work.
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Old 03-03-06, 12:32 AM   #15
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It does let you. What should I select?
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Old 03-03-06, 12:32 AM   #16
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right now it says:

Western(mac OS)
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Old 03-03-06, 12:35 AM   #17
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You have a corrupt font cache. There are utilities that'll clear the font cache for you and take care of the problem, just google it as I can't think of the names of the utils at the moment.

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Here, use this.
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It should let you run it a couple of times to "test" it without paying.
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did you mess with any fonts?

I'm pretty sure messing with fonts in two locations is recipe for disaster:
your hard drive > system > fonts
your hard drive > library > fonts

you can pretty much destroy whatever fonts live in your
*user* folder, but I believe the two folders as noted above
are responsible for fonts as they appear in your apps.

if you've used / installed or otherwise messed with something
like Suitcase, it might've zapped something.

but then again, maybe you know this already and it's a
corrupt preference file? I dunno, most people I know are
fairly lax with their font (mis)management. but I'm one
anal mofo and like to **control** my mac.

I guess it's all a matter of how comfortable you are
when it comes to poking around the system's innards.

so have you installed / uninstalled anything lately?
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Old 03-03-06, 12:50 AM   #23
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Jaypee wins. That program fixed it.
Plus I didn't have to pay for it.
Bonus.
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Old 03-03-06, 01:07 AM   #24
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You should use Camino, safari sucks.
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