Font Finagler
Font Finagler
1.5 beta 10

5.0

Font Finagler free download for Mac

Font Finagler

1.5 beta 10
15 June 2010

Fix garbled text font corruption.

Overview

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.
  • Complete 'Release Notes' available here.

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MichaelHaeusler
17 October 2006

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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
John-Sawyer-CJS
11 April 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.
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Version 1.0
Jimw
15 September 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.
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Version 0.5.3
MichaelHaeusler
17 October 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.
Like (2)
Version 0.5.3
Chet Polo
31 August 2005
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
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.
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Version 0.5.3
Anonymous
25 March 2005
well, $10 for just deleting files is definitely too much
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Version 0.5.1
Anonymous
19 March 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.
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Version 0.5.1
Anonymous
02 March 2005
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
14 October 2004
Super! Fixed a problem that had a whole department of mac users scratching their heads.
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Version 1.0
Klein Joseph
29 July 2004
Excellent ! Easy ! Effective ! Heals a lot of headhaches ! JK
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Version 1.0