[X4U] Strange language

Linda XPressoBean at mac.com
Tue Jun 19 07:36:03 PDT 2007

On 6/19/07 6:26 AM, Roy van der Westhuizen wrote:

> I use Mail 2.1 on 10.4.9 on my PPC PB and it is acting strange,
> having just sent a message in a foreign language I am unfamiliar
> with. I tried duplicating a snippet of it in the body of this message
> but then it came over as English (at least I could then read it!).
> Yesterday I noticed the BBC News widget started doing the same thing.
> Again, when I put my cursor over a scrolling news item, the story
> highlight is shown in English. After that occasion I proceeded to use
> Monolingual and remove all except the various English iterations and
> one or two other languages like French and German.
> Can anyone help?


It sounds as though you have a font issue. You're probably writing/pasting
in English, but in a font that looks like another language. Often this can
be cleared up by restarting your computer. If that doesn't do it, look for
Helvetica Fractions or Times IPA (or similar fraction/phonetic fonts) and
disable them. You may need to at least Log Out to see if this fixes your

Some people will advise that clearing your font cache can help; I've never
had to do that to fix this (it usually shows up for me after I've activated
certain client fonts that must somehow override the system fonts that
Safari, Mail, etc. want to use).


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