After installing Sierra and a number of other fonts from Google Web Fonts, I now see the 'question mark' against any list items either within the actual system UI and other applications such as Chrome.

System Example Chrome Example

Edit: I have already attemped two possible solutions:

  1. Font Book for Mac: Restore standard fonts
  2. How to Restore Default Fonts on Mac

1 Answer 1


Run sudo atsutil databases -remove, then reboot.

atsutil is the CLI for the font registration system. Resetting the database can help clear up errors like this. Also see Check mark disappeared from dropdowns.

  • Thank you so much. I would not have thought to search for "check mark" as I associated the question mark with missing fonts that don't work through browsers if you have noscripts or alike, enabled. Now I know :) Thanks again.
    – teamNOOB
    Jan 7, 2017 at 23:40

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