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osxuser64

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What font does Media Center for OSX use
« on: April 01, 2013, 08:33:00 pm »

Hi,
Just wondering what font does the program use
because Media Center menus and tiles are not readable on my system

OSX 10.6.8



any help would be greatly appreciated

tia

FYI select font button does nothing
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laerm

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 10:27:57 pm »

Wow, you got 1994 Techno Font instead. ;)

Is English your system language?

Micah
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kiwi

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 11:03:04 pm »

Weird, strange... looks like you might be missing a font or something and its defaulting to something very different.

Mine looks "reasonable".  The font renderign still isn't as clean as other apps, but it's not bad.

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 11:26:48 pm »

any help would be greatly appreciated

tia

FYI select font button does nothing

Oh, PS, forgot to ask if you know how to flush your font cache. That's usually the number one culprit in weird OS X display font stuff. Open terminal and type "sudo atsutil databases -remove" (no quotes). It'll ask for your password. Then restart.

Micah
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osxuser64

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 06:01:37 am »

Wow, you got 1994 Techno Font instead. ;)

Is English your system language?

Micah
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yes
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osxuser64

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 06:03:35 am »

just what wondering what font is that?
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osxuser64

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 06:04:23 am »

Oh, PS, forgot to ask if you know how to flush your font cache. That's usually the number one culprit in weird OS X display font stuff. Open terminal and type "sudo atsutil databases -remove" (no quotes). It'll ask for your password. Then restart.

Micah
already tried that to no avail
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osxuser64

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 06:12:47 am »

Wow, you got 1994 Techno Font instead. ;)


Micah
(not a JR employee, just a font nerd)
font is 2tech i just disabled it and that seems to have fixed the problem
but Media Center constantly crashes I think I wait for furture versions
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laerm

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 01:40:28 pm »

already tried that to no avail

Hmm, bummer. I dunno how JR's rendering system works so I dunno. Sorry.

Micah
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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 02:21:46 pm »

Speaking of fonts/typefaces, is there a way to choose what typeface MC uses to display information?

I'd like something a little bolder and a little larger.
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osxuser64

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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 07:32:00 pm »

Speaking of fonts/typefaces, is there a way to choose what typeface MC uses to display information?

I'd like something a little bolder and a little larger.
there is an option but it does not wrk in snow leopard
under tools / options / Tree view / Select Font
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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 05:41:16 pm »

there is an option but it does not wrk in snow leopard
under tools / options / Tree view / Select Font


Dang, I'm still on Snow Leopard.

Some author recently compared Snow Leopard to Windows XP, an OS that many people will stay with for several years, upgrading just wasn't worth it.
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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 10:52:16 pm »

Dang, I'm still on Snow Leopard.

Some author recently compared Snow Leopard to Windows XP, an OS that many people will stay with for several years, upgrading just wasn't worth it.

On my Mac Mini (2009) I've installed an SSD that has two partitions: 10.6.8 on one and current (now ML 10.8.3) on the other.  Dual boot is so easy on a Mac.  I Carbon Copy Cloned my boot drive, partitioned it, reinstalled the OS 10.6.8 on both and upgraded the second one to 10.8.3.  I'm installing extra RAM this weekend (8 GB) so that should help things move along nicely...

Just an option to consider.

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John
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Re: What font does Media Center for OSX use
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 08:48:40 am »

Mac MC uses the system default font, which has always been Lucida Grande in my experience.  Now that you disabled the 2tech font, does your text look like the screenshot that Kiwi posted?
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