Font Finagler
Font Finagler 1.5 beta 10
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Fix garbled text font corruption.   Shareware ($10.00)
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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
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 11 Apr 2008
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.
[Version 1.0]


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JimW commented on 15 Sep 2007
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.
[Version 0.5.3]


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Michael Haeusler reviewed on 17 Oct 2006
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.
[Version 0.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2005
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.
[Version 0.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Mar 2005
well, $10 for just deleting files is definitely too much
[Version 0.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Mar 2005
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.
[Version 0.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Mar 2005
THANKS.........couldn't figure out why I had crazy text and slow start ups, all is fixed now
[Version 0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Oct 2004
Super! Fixed a problem that had a whole department of mac users scratching their heads.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jul 2004
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jul 2004
Thank you for your product. It fixed my font problem in seconds. Cannot thank you enough..
version 1.0.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:23,802
Version Downloads:4,393
Type:Utilities : Font Tools
License:Shareware
Date:15 Jun 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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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 a font conflict or by a corrupt font. Try removing fonts to isolate the problematic fonts that are causing this behavior.


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