View Full Version : Fonts & Mangling

06-22-2005, 03:52 PM
Hi all

My post is about the fonts I have on my system and their IDs. Its seems that whenever certain fonts on my computer are activated (eg. Helvetica Compressed amongst others), it replaces some of my default display fonts in Apple apps - Safari, Help Viewer, Mail. Often to unreadable results. The only solution is to head on to my font manager and disable the font and everything is back to normal.

I seem to remember form way back that fonts have IDs that sometimes conflict with each other. IIRC the pre-OS X font managers used to have the ability to change the ID to prevent these kinds of errors. Are there any current solutions? Removing the Apple installed fonts is a no-no because then widgets start looking odd.