When I run into weirdness like this, I usually just reinstall and run updates. But it could be an OS font issue. What version of FM and what OS are you using?
I am running Windows 10 and Filmaker 14 Pro Advanced.
I just uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled. Didn't fix it.
It was fine yesterday and then just started.
Did you install any other programs or do anything different from yesterday that you can think of? Are other programs having problems with font displays or is it a FileMaker only problem?
Nope, I tried thinking of that too.
The only place the weirdness is showing up is in FileMaker.
When I uninstalled FileMaker and reinstalled, it somehow still "remembered" a few things, like server address for my files.
So I don't think Windows completely uninstalled it. Not sure if there is a way or if FIleMaker has a script to uninstall completely, remove registry settings, hidden folder, etc... Get back to a true clean slate like it had never been installed.
Probably someone here may have an idea or two that I can't think of now. But one thing to be aware of, FileMaker Tech Support is free for those trying to install FileMaker and make it work. If you go beyond installation, they are going to charge you, but installation support is free. So if someone doesn't get you help here later today, try phoning Tech Support on Monday.
To completely get rid of it, uninstall it and then go into Programs and throw the FileMaker folder away and that will get rid of preferences, etc. Then run the install again to get a clean install. I don't think those will make a difference on fonts, but it is worth a try.
Thanks. I will do that.
This is a known issue with Windows 10 and FileMaker 14. Check these threads:
Beatrice Beaubien, PhD
FileMaker Business Alliance
FileMaker 14 Certified Developer
Knowledge Translation Certified Professional
On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:53, Wim Libby <email@example.com>
Data Viewer Font - Strange?
created by Wim Libby in Discussions - View the full discussion
Weird issue going on. In the Data Viewer, all hyphens are being replaced by a strange box.
See the Contact_Id in the layout below. It looks fine in the layout, but in the data viewer it is strange.
No idea how to fix it. It is causing an error with scrips when I past the contents of the field - it is using the "version" as seen in the data viewer.
I tried removing the font, but no luck.
Any ideas how to correct or change the font of the data viewer?
When I copy the result form the edit repression below and paste anywhere, it shows the hyphen.
Somehow Filemaker is using a Font for data viewer that makes a hyphen appear as that funny square.
Thanks...a least I now know I wasn't going crazy.
Hopefully they will figure it out and fix it soon. It is not just a visual issue.
I have scripts that no longer work because the value of the field is not the same as the value that is passed via variables or other means.
Thank you for your post.
BeatriceBeaubien (thank you) is correct that this is a known issue with FileMaker Pro 14 on the latest updates of Windows 10.
Additionally, I will add this thread to the report. When I receive feedback I will respond here!
This issue with the hyphens appears to have been fixed with the latest Windows update (KB3124200).