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Font Finagler (formerly Font Cache Cleaner) fixes font corruption.

If you're having problems on your system with text appearing "garbled" as in the image to the right, it could be caused by corrupt font cache files. What appears to be happening is that incorrect or corrupted encoding vector information is being used when mapping the character codes as input by your keyboard to the glyphs they represent in the problematic font. You can run Font Cache Cleaner to purge these cache files in an attempt to restore normal behavior. If you use Font Cache Cleaner but the problem remains, then it could be caused by more...

What's New

Version 1.5 beta 10:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Administrator-Free feature of Font Finagler from being able to properly clean the font cache files.
  • Complete 'Release Notes' available here.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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John-Sawyer-CJS Member IconComment+86
John-Sawyer-CJS
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Time for the references to this utility's old name, "Font Cache Cleaner", to be changed to its current name, "Font Finager", in the product description above.

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Version 1.0
JimW Member IconComment+455
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Sorry, but I don't understand how this can be shareware, when they are other programs such as Linotype Font Explorer that do what this reports to do, along with other features such as total font management, finding duplicates, etc., and are free. Am I missing something here, such as repairing damaged fonts. That would be worth a shareware price.

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Version 0.5.3
Michael Haeusler Member IconReview+83
Michael Haeusler
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Messed up my whole system on MacOS 10.4.8. Suddenly all websites were displayed badly, wrong font sizes, bold and italic missing etc.. The Apple Mail GUI was completely warped out of proportion, here also: wrong font sizes etc.. Then I used the font cache cleaner in TinkerTool System v1.6, and everything was okay again. So it seems that the current version of Font Finagler (0.5.3) is not suitable for the latest MacOS version. Definitely needs an update.

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Version 0.5.3
Chet Polo Member IconComment+0
Chet Polo
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Outstanding software. Fixed all the font issues which had been plaguing me for months! $10 is a bargain!

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Version 0.5.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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or see:

http://images.apple.com/pro/pdf/L303878B_Font_TT_v4.pdf

which describes the font architecture of OSX and includes much useful information, including font caches and other potential problem spots.

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Version 0.5.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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well, $10 for just deleting files is definitely too much

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Version 0.5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Like the rest of the reviews, this sped up my start-up 10x and cleared up some annoying problems on the first run..

here goes 10 more bucks on my credit card.. but it's worth it.

thanks for making something truely useful.

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Version 0.5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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THANKS.........couldn't figure out why I had crazy text and slow start ups, all is fixed now

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Version 0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Super! Fixed a problem that had a whole department of mac users scratching their heads.

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Version 1.0
Klein Joseph Member IconReview+0
Klein Joseph
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Excellent ! Easy ! Effective !
Heals a lot of headhaches !

JK

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 23,927
Version Downloads 4,518
License Shareware
Date 15 Jun 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $10.00
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