Missing a really important OSX default font
December 15, 2005 11:44 AM   Subscribe

2000 fonts, and I'm missing something really important! Last week I converted from Suitcase to FontBook, and somewhere, somehow in the process I toasted a system font and everything is now really, really bad...

Now most of my web is being rendered in Gilligan - Screenshot of horrors. What font am I missing, where can I get it, and where do I put it?
posted by mimi to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Isn't Helvetica the Mac browser default?
posted by disillusioned at 12:17 PM on December 15, 2005

I have all my Helveticas, and they're all on, as are the Arials...
posted by mimi at 12:25 PM on December 15, 2005

More information: this is a problem in all the browsers I've looked at - Safari, Firefox, Mozilla and Opera.
posted by mimi at 12:27 PM on December 15, 2005

Disable gilligan -- what font does it use then?
posted by bonaldi at 12:31 PM on December 15, 2005

Good idea! I just tried that, and, um, I guess that isn't Gilligan.
posted by mimi at 12:34 PM on December 15, 2005

Can you disable everything apart from the system fonts?
posted by bonaldi at 12:37 PM on December 15, 2005

I was close - it was Brady - and disabling that seems to have brought it back to normal. Thanks! Any idea where Apple assigns what font = defaults?
posted by mimi at 12:37 PM on December 15, 2005

I believe that Lucida Grande Regular is the droid you're looking for.
posted by spilon at 1:13 PM on December 15, 2005

Font Book? Please tell me you mean FontExplorer. If you really are using Font Book instead of FontExplorer, switch immediately.
posted by O9scar at 1:16 PM on December 15, 2005

I've had issues like this when I install different versions of Helvetica that end up overriding the system Helvetica. But I've never seen it happen with a wacky font.
posted by Robot Johnny at 1:38 PM on December 15, 2005

Nope, FontBook. That does look pretty sweet, though - I'll try it out, since I'm not all time-invested in sorting them out into useful categories yet. Thanks! (ps, love the heels!)
posted by mimi at 1:58 PM on December 15, 2005

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