Font Finagler
Font Finagler
1.5 beta 10

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Font Finagler free download for Mac

Font Finagler for Mac1.5 beta 10

15 June 2010

Fix garbled text font corruption.

What is Font Finagler for Mac

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 a font conflict or by a corrupt font. Try removing fonts to isolate the problematic fonts that are causing this behavior.

What's new in Font Finagler

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.

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John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
Apr 11 2008
1.0
0.0
Apr 11 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0
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.
James
James
Sep 15 2007
0.5.3
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Sep 15 2007
0.0
Version: 0.5.3
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.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Oct 17 2006
0.5.3
2.8
Oct 17 2006
2.8
Version: 0.5.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2005
0.5.3
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Aug 31 2005
0.0
Version: 0.5.3
Outstanding software. Fixed all the font issues which had been plaguing me for months! $10 is a bargain!
Guest
Guest
May 11 2005
0.5.3
3.0
May 11 2005
3.0
Version: 0.5.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 25 2005
0.5.1
3.0
Mar 25 2005
3.0
Version: 0.5.1
well, $10 for just deleting files is definitely too much
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2005
0.5.1
3.0
Mar 19 2005
3.0
Version: 0.5.1
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2005
0.5
3.0
Mar 2 2005
3.0
Version: 0.5
THANKS.........couldn't figure out why I had crazy text and slow start ups, all is fixed now
Guest
Guest
Oct 14 2004
1.0
3.0
Oct 14 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
Super! Fixed a problem that had a whole department of mac users scratching their heads.
Guest
Guest
Jul 29 2004
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0.0
Jul 29 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0
Excellent ! Easy ! Effective ! Heals a lot of headhaches ! JK
Guest
Guest
Jul 24 2004
1.0
3.0
Jul 24 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
Thanks thanks thanks You can't imagine how helpful this was! I spent weeks on end trying to find the source of this problem and this little application was the solution.
Guest
Guest
Jul 7 2004
1.0
3.0
Jul 7 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
Thank you for your product. It fixed my font problem in seconds. Cannot thank you enough.. version 1.0.
Guest
Guest
May 20 2004
1.0
0.0
May 20 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0
Fantastic! Worked like a charm! We were experiencing problems with Eras Demi Type 1 font in Mac OSX 10.3 using Extensis Suitcase 11 and Quark 6.1. Not only did it solve the problem within seconds, it saved me the trouble of having to make contact with Extensis, Quark and Adobe and lost hours of poroduction time.
Guest
Guest
Apr 2 2004
1.0
3.0
Apr 2 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
FIVE STARS!! Wow! I hired someone to fix the garbled fonts on my mac and they couldn't. I tried the manual cache delete method per Apple. Still no luck. This program fixed my problems in less than 30 seconds! I cannot thank you enough!!! Now I can use my new Mac again!
$10.00

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
License: 
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