Thank you for your post.
Go into Layout Mode and select one of the fields. Pull down the Format menu and select a different font (Helvetica on Mac, Arial on Windows), set Style to Plain Text, and set Text Color to Black. Does this help? If this works, try resetting to the previous Font (don't touch Style or Text Color yet). If this fails, then you could have a bad system font or bad Layout. Try creating a new Layout (do not duplicate) and add a few fields. Go to Browse Mode. Does the text display?
Keep me updated with your findings.
I re-installed system software
thaT FIXED IT