As per Bruce Robertson,
text in Safari. Camino appearance preferences won't load at all. Camino
windows won't load.
Eventually found Library:Fonts folder with some fonts dating back to 1991 I
think. Cleaned that out. Wow. And wow.
Correct up to date fonts apparently make a heck of a difference in system
NOT System/Library/Fonts – leave that alone
But user/library/fonts and /library/fonts
thanks for the suggestion...I didn't have any stray font folders in my library/fonts folder
Font Caches can become corrupt and require deletion.
AppleJack (unknown if Snow Leopard compatible) clears System Font Caches
Font Explorer X clears System Font Caches and Application Font Caches (unknown SL compatible)
Font Finangler clears Font Caches (again unknown)
Google "clear font caches OSX"
I have solved part of the problem. It appears there are font problems that affect some programs system wide in Snow Leopard. New fonts are added with the install which duplicate old fonts...some programs choke on the confusion, FM being one of them. It didn't matter if it was a upgrade or a clean install of SL.
Ran Font Book, Validated all the fonts, which gives you a list of the ones that are suspect. Then you need to check and delete the duplicate ones that are located in ~/Library/Fonts folder but not the ones in the root folder /Library/Fonts. I did the removal, 5 different fonts from within the font book and watched them disappear in the finder window. I had to enable a couple of fonts that the user copy (~Library) version was active and the system copy was inactive before deleting the user version. I have seen lots of warnings about not buggering around with they system version of fonts.
Once I cleaned out the duplicates, rebooted, revalidated I had not offending fonts and my data shows up in FM 9.
The only downside is that Snow Leopard changes how some fonts are appearing in programs and on browsers...so my bold Arial 12 looks fuzzy....other people are reporting the fuzzy effects...but for now I can access my DB and get some work done....I will try to conquer the other part later.
Hi... new to the forum; read your solution but it doesn't seem to work for me. My issue is invisible content in containers. I have a DB that manages a number of EPS logos. Been using it for years on my old MacBook Pro. Just bought a new MBP with Snow Leopard and ported my old FM10 file over to it, and it opens with invisible content. Very erratic too -- doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason. On some records, the logo will show up; on others it is missing. I know the content is there b/c I can drag it to the desktop and I get a picture clipping and export it to the desktop and get a working EPS file.
I followed your font instructions... even to the point of shutting off every font except those 30-35 or so in the System/Library folder. Restarted. No dice.
Any other advice? Back when the Mac had an Extensions folder, I knew my way around the System Folder. Can't profess to be as comfortable mucking with System/Library/Fonts, home/Library/Fonts, and computer/Library/Fonts.
My boss just bought a new computer (Mac osx 10.6 - Snow Leopard) and your solution sounded like it would work, since I found the duplicate fonts like you mentioned, so I erased all of the duplicates - but he still can't get the labels for the fields in FM to show up - the field contents are there just no labels - got anymore suggestions - like the previous person - I cleaned off all the old copies of FM and did a new reinstall also.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Per your instructions, I opened the Users/Library/Fonts folder and deleted the 1991 fonts, then restarted.
That did the trick.