9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2012 6:54 AM by SnakEyez02 RSS

    Dreamweaver interface - outline font

    broomeGirl Community Member

      Hi I have been using dreamweaver cs4 for some months now and the font being used in the interface of dreamweaver is like a font called "Basic Font" .. this is NOT the font used in the preference panel .. as i have changed all of them to verdana .. this is the actual font used by dreamweaver as titles/labels for their interfaces such as the property inspector etc.

       

      DreamweaverFont.jpg


      I have been right through the preferences and cant find anything that will fix it.  Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
          SnakEyez02 CommunityMVP

          I've seen this occur on a Mac before.  The font that shows up will vary.  The culprit is always a corrupted font file.  If you go into the Font Book you should be able to determine the font and remove it and it should go back to normal.

          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
            broomeGirl Community Member

            Wow!  How lucky am I that you saw this question? I have 649 fonts in my fonts directory in my hd library, they are a mixture of mac and windows fonts as I use parallels to operate windows on my mac.  I scrolled through them and couldnt find a "corrupted one"  .. sorry for appearing stupid but how do you find the corrupted one?  Thanks so much for your time.

            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
              SnakEyez02 CommunityMVP

              In Font Book cmd+a to select all, then File->Validate Fonts.  Delete anything that does not validate.  Another quick solution will require a better quality screenshot than what you posted and some cropping, the WhatTheFont tool will usually match up the font as well: WhatTheFont! « MyFonts

               

              Also your Windows fonts should not be in that Font Book at all. They should be contained within the virtual environment or within the partition with Windows depending on your setup.  If they are contained in the Font Book they should really be separated out in there.

              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
                broomeGirl Community Member

                Thank you very much .. i will have a look at the sites and the command you have suggested and also try to separate my fonts.

                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
                  LRImages

                  i'm having trouble and it's specifically THAT FONT.

                   

                  with CS5 though - what did it for you in the end?

                   

                  -Louis

                   

                   

                  UPDATE: while i was unable to find the font at fault using Apple's Font Book, I downloaded an apparently free version of linotype font explorer 1.2.3 last night. Though it's an old program (had plugins for CS3 and CS2 applications (!) )  it displayed an unnamed (or unrecognized) font with a number of question marks. A truetype font, style also had question marks as placeholders. Just sort by name or style and you should be able to find it at or near the top of your list.

                   

                  Message was edited by: LRImages

                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
                    echopeus

                    the font that i found was my error was file named b5hollow

                     

                    remove all files of this name and problem gone

                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
                      k_the_buster

                      I've been having exactly the same problem. I validated all fonts in Fontbook and deleted any fonts that had errors or even warnings. I then went back through my list of fonts in Fontbook and deleted any duplicate fonts.

                       

                      b5hollow is not on my list btw.

                       

                      What the font didn't bring me any luck either.

                      • 8. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
                        jimmyuisken

                        Hey Guys,

                         

                        I've been having the same problem though when i try to delete duplicates/errored fonts my Mac is freaking out and jsut giving me the wee spinning rainbow kaleidiscope thingy (working mouse icon). I've over 3000 fonts - 964 minor problems, 176 with serious errors. Anyway i can get Font Book to push this through?

                         

                        Cheers

                        Jim

                        • 9. Re: Dreamweaver interface - outline font
                          SnakEyez02 CommunityMVP

                          jimmyuisken wrote:

                           

                          Hey Guys,

                           

                          I've been having the same problem though when i try to delete duplicates/errored fonts my Mac is freaking out and jsut giving me the wee spinning rainbow kaleidiscope thingy (working mouse icon). I've over 3000 fonts - 964 minor problems, 176 with serious errors. Anyway i can get Font Book to push this through?

                           

                          Cheers

                          Jim

                           

                          Jimmy, Fontbook is ok for basic management, but for that many fonts you really need to consider an investment in Font Management.  There are plenty of tools out there from FontExplorerX Pro, to Suitcase Fusion, and FontAgent Pro.  Personally I use FontExplorerX Pro without any issues.  Works great with most of the Adobe suite, but no plugins for DW or Fireworks, but ID, PS and Illustrator work just fine.