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Does your Photoshop crash on startup...sometimes?

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Hey,

I'm just wondering if any of you guys have any sporadic problems with Photoshop CS2 sometimes crashing when it starts up.

I've been searching around and others have this issue too, but I have yet to find a solution.

Oddly, on My G5, no issues. But on my iBook G4 it will sometimes crash, usually on the "reading fonts" message.

 

Anyone have any tricks up their sleeve for this one?

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"CS2 is very sensitive to bad fonts"

 

Use the Font Book to disable all the nonstandard fonts. See if this helps.

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I've disabled some of the different language fonts (I need the asian fonts), so I'll see if that makes a difference.

I don't exactly know what they define a "bad font" as, so that leads me to wonder: is there any way to check if I have a "bad" font? or to fix them in relation to my original problem?

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If you have installed any fonts recently then I would disable those first.

Otherwise, depending on how many fonts you DO have... try disabling ALL of them and see if photoshop will start.

 

Then, sad to say, enable each font a few at a time. until photoshop refuses to start.

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I don't exactly know what they define a "bad font" as, so that leads me to wonder: is there any way to check if I have a "bad" font? or to fix them in relation to my original problem?

You can try using Adobe's Type Manager and see if it has any problems with any of the fonts.

 

You can find it as a free download (light version) here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/atmlight/main.html

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Hi

 

Recently I had great difficulties with Poser software crashing at first launch and then opening OK with the 2nd launch. Yes it was a font problem. Why, because I had deleted some Asian fonts at some point thinking I wouldn't ever need them. Wrong!!

 

You need them. So I managed to get a complete new install of the OSX system fonts which made it all work again OK.

 

Next tip, is this.. If you've got a bit of money spare I recommend the latest Font Utility called Suitcase Fusion which seems so much better than the last version.

 

Here's a list of the fonts you should have in your System Fonts folder;

 

Apple LiGothic Medium.dfont

AppleGothic.dfont

AquaKanaBold.otf

AquaKanaRegular.otf

Courier.dfont

Geneva.dfont

Hei.dfont

Helvetica.dfont

Keyboard.dfont

LastResort.dfont

LucidaGrande.dfont

Monaco.dfont

Symbol.dfont

Times.dfont

??????? Pro W6.otf

???????? Pro W6.otf

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Hi

 

One other thing... If you've installed any offbeat extensions from a 'not so main stream software house', try moving them out and trying again! If it's much more stable then that's your problem. I did have crashes recently after I loaded some extension by an independant. They sometimes don't test their software out as much as they should do!

 

This could be the problem.

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