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    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by kennethalan; 03-03-06 at 12:20 AM.

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    Thats funky

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    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
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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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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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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 .
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

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    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
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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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    oh
    well View Source and find the text
    and copy the text starting from Member Since to the text where it says mnembership
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

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    Would you like a copy of my social security number while I'm at it?

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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
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

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    while my car gently weeps kennethalan's Avatar
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    wtf

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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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    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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    It does let you. What should I select?

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    right now it says:

    Western(mac OS)

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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.

    [edit]

    Here, use this.

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    $10 Shareware. Piss.

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    stupid macs
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    stupid macs
    Yea, cause PCs never have weird bugs or issues...


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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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    Jaypee wins. That program fixed it.
    Plus I didn't have to pay for it.
    Bonus.

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    You should use Camino, safari sucks.

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    My PC works fine with Firefox

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