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Font Selection Dialogue sluggish

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Hi @ all!

 

Recently whenever I use Leopard's built-in font selection tool in iWeb, Pages, Numbers, Mail (Or any other Application that uses it) it behaves extremely sluggish. Sometimes taking as much as 30 seconds before it updates when I for example switch font collections. More often than not the host application from where the requester is called just crashes after I select a certain font.

 

I have not installed new fonts when the problem occured it just started behaving that way with no reason known to me. I have used Fontbook to check all my fonts and deleted those which are markes with a red cross as damaged, but nothing helped. I trashed the font cache (using ONYX) but that does not help either.

 

Any of you guys have any ideas what to do?

 

MacBookPro Unibody, Nov 2008, Leopard 10.5.7

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I'd try another font management app like FontExplorer X. Version 1.2.3 is free and works great. http://www.fontexplorerx.com/download/

 

You could also try trashing Font Book's prefs and making sure all but the system required fonts are off and see if you still have issues.

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