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Hello, suddenly there is a display problem on my Mac (MacBook Pro mid 2014, OSX 10.10.5) when displaying websites.
I suddenly see strange special characters "(A) (A) (A) (A) (A)" instead of normal text.
Even changing the text coding did not change anything.
Is anyone able to help me?
Many Thanks Peter
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One possible reason for this is a corrupted font. On https://www.top-eventservice.de/, for example, the site specifies
font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
On Windows, we get Arial because we don't have the other two, but on Mac, you might get either of the first two.
The header "Unsere Philosophie" uses the normal weight (numeric 400), but the text below that uses a non-standard weight (numeric 300). I wonder whether that is triggering the problem?
To investigate this, could you inspect the fonts in that area. Here's how:
Right-click (one button: Ctrl+click) the problem text and choose Inspect Element (Q) -- apologies that I don't know the wording in your language.
Firefox should open the Developer Tools panel to the Page Inspector, and highlight that paragraph in the HTML "tree". On the right side will be one or more panels of information about the highlighted element. Switch to the Fonts panel, which my require using a little triangle at the end of the row which starts Rules Layout Computed Changes Fonts.
Here Firefox should tell you what font it is actually using for the problem text. You also could experiment with the weight slider to see whether changing 300 to 400 has any beneficial effect.