[TxMt] Help! Font rendering suddenly degraded. Have deleted ATS caches.

Brad Miller bonelake at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 22:57:41 UTC 2007


Did you do an upgrade install of 10.5?  I saw the behavior you are  
describing until I reinstalled 10.5 using archive and install.
In my case I had two different external monitors that I use with my  
mac book pro.  The problem seemed to always start when I was using the  
LCD screen in my office.  Plugging in the LCD at home and rebooting  
almost always fixed the problem.  :-(

I haven't seen the problem with either since I did archive & install,  
and I have also upgraded to 10.5.1


On Dec 14, 2007, at 3:28 PM, Michael Johnston wrote:

> Hi,
> I've happily used textmate for about 2 years now and I love it --  
> thank you macromates for a great tool.
> Last night in the middle of a work session the font rendering of  
> textmate suddenly degraded. It now looks like this:
> (I use QuickType mono)
> http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?7d959429cb.gif
> This is what it looked like before, more or less, and still looks  
> like in textedit (but without syntax coloring of course:
> http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?42baf8bee8.gif
> Has anyone encountered this issue before? What things can I try to  
> get back to normal?
> All fonts are affected, not just QuickType mono
> 1. Running 10.5 on a macbook pro
> 2. Happened during a time machine backup. I mention this because I  
> had problems with ATS server and the font caches while getting Time  
> machine backups working, where ats would start consuming a whole  
> core for hours and have to be killed. This was a week ago, and that  
> problem seemed to go away after deleting all Cache folders, turning  
> off spotlight indexing & backing up of Cache folders etc.
> 3. I've already deleted the ATS caches & rebooted as per the wiki page
> I'm in a bit of a panic -- have a lot of work to do in two projects  
> and doing it with my most important productivity tool crippled is a  
> terrifying prospect :/
> (I'm sure there are going to be people who don't think the first  
> text is much harder to read than the second, but it is for me and  
> the font rendering is one of the top 5 reasons I use a mac, so this  
> is not intended to open that whole discussion. I just want to know  
> how to get back what I'm used to looking at 8 hours a day :))
> Cheers,
> Michael Johnston
> lastobelus at mac.com
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