Mac Tips: Find and Eliminate Corrupt Fonts in OSX
Here’s a Mac OSX Quick Tip from Michael from the Apple Gazette. This would help you get rid of corrupt fonts that may cause you headaches in the long (or short) run. Heck, anything corrupt is a problem.
- Go to your Applications folder and launch Font Book (as pointed out by commenter Stephen, it has a space).
- Select the one font you think is the problem, or sleet multiple fonts by holding down Command as you click on the suspects.
- Go under the File menu -> Validate Fonts. This would bring up the Font Validation window.
- If you get a little checkbox next to the font it’s good to go. If you get a yellow warning sign, there may be a problem, and if you get a red “x” then the font is corrupt.
- If corrupt, remove these by checking the boxes next to them and clicking Remove Checked at the bottom of the program window.
May 14, 2007 Monday at 6:31 pm