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Font Book and a font installation security issue
Authored by: Hyo on Nov 03, '04 12:47:27PM

Well, robg, something very similar happened to me a few months ago. I installed several font files on my iBook (Running Mac OS X 10.3.3 at the time, now 10.3.5). Something VERY weird happened when I did that: Apple / OS X native applications (namely, Safari, Sherlock, iChat and the FontBook itself) just stopped working on my computer. They would seem to start up, but crashed for no apparent reason. After that, I did some research, and I found out that it was a corrupt font file. Needless to say, I couldn't make out which file it was, so I kinda made a backup of my files and re-installed Panther. Then I carefully checked the fonts as I installed them, to ensure that no corrupt file got in the way. And that solved my problem.
So there you have it. It was a corrupt font file after all.

Hope that helps anyone. ^^


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