Clear the Mac OS X Font Caches

If your fonts don’t look right, try these steps.

Download Font Nuke

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Get it here: http://www.jamapi.com/. Once downloaded, drag it to your Applications Folder.

Launch Font Nuke

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Click anywhere on the black screen to continue

Click Nuke Font Caches

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This step enables the program to look for font caches on your machine.

Click Update Caches List

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This step takes a while, and builds a list of all of the fonts your machine has cached over time.

Updating Cache – progress window

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Process Complete

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The program shows you how many cache files it found. The number found on your will be different! Click OK.

Next, click Nuke Font Caches

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And note you may have to enter your Login Password and a restart will be required.

Please use this feature (Reset Spotlight) with caution. This feature will purge all Spotlight indexes without a forced rebuild. This is recommended ONLY if you understand fully the contents of /.Spotlight-V100. Volume re-indexing may take minutes to several hours.

Heed the warning, and then Continue

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Once the process is complete, restart, and try again to see if the problem has been fixed.

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