2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2015 12:21 AM by Markus Schneider

    Weird Symbols For Text

    DanielPhillips

      Summary

      Weird Symbols For Text

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      14

      Operating system version

      Windows 7 w/ SP1

      Description of the issue

      This has happened to two of my clients since upgrading to FileMaker Pro 14.

      It basically shows weird symbols for any text in the database. Screenshot is attached.

      Removing the program and reinstalling it does not help, closing the program and reopening does not help. Is there a folder where temp files are stored in FileMaker for this? Cause when I delete the user profile from windows and rebuild and completely uninstall/reinstall it seems to work. This is very annoying though as I have to spend an hour or two backing up the profile and doing the reinstall.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Just open the application and open any database.

      Expected result

      Normal english text.

      Actual result

      Weird symbols like an alien language.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No error messages appear

      Configuration information

      FileMaker Pro 14 32-bit
      Windows 7 w/ SP1

      Workaround

      Full uninstall with revo uninstaller to remove registry entries, etc.

      Delete user profile from windows

      Reinstall

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