We just recently got new iMacs at work, and we're all having the same issue


Not only do we get characters like those in all web browsers, but even some apps!

Is there a way to fix the characters? We've tried changing default fonts without success :(

I'm running 10.9.2

The problem happens in local apps as well, not just browsers. How can I check fonts integrity?

  • Try a safe boot support.apple.com/kb/PH14204 Have you added any non-Apple font to these machines? It looks like a junk version of the Last Resort Font substituting for Latin. Apr 17, 2014 at 16:31

2 Answers 2


In your Applications folder, there is an app called Font Book.

Open this app and go to File → Restore Standard System Fonts. This will remove any non-standard fonts on your system and reinstall any missing standard fonts.


Go to font book and disable Helvetica font family

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