Fix Safari on Windows

Yesterday I wrote that the Safari 3 beta from Apple was causing me problems. Specifically, I could not see any text. All of the text was missing! Apparently, I’m not the only one. The Apple support forum has been quite busy logging the frustrations of others. Fortunately, someone discovered a fix, and now Safari has text like it’s supposed to.

  1. Copy the Lucida Grande font files to the \Windows\Fonts directory.
  2. Rename the Safari.resources folder to something else.
  3. Try to start Safari, get an error message, and dismiss the message.
  4. Name Safari.resources back to its original name.
  5. Start Safari.

from the Apple Support forum
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About John Herren

John Herren is a developer and technical consultant with focus on web applications. He currently serves as Director of Development for Primetime US, the company behind the hit movie and book The Secet. John was formerly staff writer and developer community evangelist for Zend Technologies. Along with founding neat experiments like TagCloud.com, John is an active member in the mashup community, working with API providers and speaking at conferences. He is a published author of Linux certification study material. John enjoys using open source software like PHP and Ruby on Rails to bend the web into exciting new chimeras of hyperlinked goodness. View all posts by John Herren

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