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IE 5.1 just crashed again
Authored by: 128K Mac on Dec 29, '01 02:38:47AM

Russ,

My I.E. 5.1 has been running like a champ with 10.1.2 and I've backed off of use of OmniWeb quite a bit.

You mention something about fonts and Entourage which I don't understand. I've also had no problems with Office X, including Entourage (other than the well known slow-to-quit bug), except a brief one with fonts.

You don't happen to have Classic running when you have this font problem, or whatever, with Entourage? Same question for I.E. if any Office X app is running in background. (or maybe if one isn't?)

It's my understanding that Office X apps load every font in the OS9 System Folder if Classic is running. Notice I didn't say Fonts folder. "Every" font includes those in Fonts (Disabled) and Applications Support (if you have any Adobe applications), or any other apps, including some folders created by some font managers.

Office X reportedly complies fully with Apple guidelines on fonts and is *very* particular about not liking old fonts, fonts which don't comply with Apple standards (freeware stuff especially), etc. etc.

I was getting some weird font displays in I.E., sometimes Entourage and Word, so cleaned house with my OS9/Classic system folder. I had already uninstalled Office 2001, but I still removed the Fonts and Fonts (Disabled) folders (which may have had some Microsoft fonts) as the Adobe fonts I have seem to be OK, but I've found some old Adobe Type 1 fonts, circa 1993, that Office doesn't like in Classic (nor installed in OS X ). I simply replaced the Fonts folder by extracting all the Apple fonts from the OS9.1 Upgrade with TomeViewer and dumped them in the new Fonts folder for OS9/Classic.

My approach to creating a new Fonts folder might be slight overkill, but it only took a few minutes. As my user name suggests, I've had Macs a while too and I have a lot of *old* ones that somehow migrate into my current classic Mac OS Fonts folder from time to time, so it was the simplest way to clean house IMO. :)

Since I.E. and Entourage are two of the apps I never quit, and I always have Classic running, my temporary problems had to be in one of the Fonts folders in Classic/OS9. When I had some strange displays in Word X using some old Adobe Type 1 fonts installed in OSX that was an easy problem to solve.



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