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Recently, the Character Palette has stopped displaying in my default account under 10.2.6. It seems to work perfectly in all other accounts, both admin and regular user, but in the one account it simply does not appear. Examination of the CrashReporter log reveals that when the window is supposedly showing, the CharPaletteServer app is crashing repeatedly (as frequently as every 5 - 10 seconds). Here's an excerpt from a recent log; I'd be truly grateful for any pointers as to what may be causing this behaviour! There are no fonts in this account's ~/Library/Fonts folder, though I did install a ...

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    Default Character Palette weirdness

    Recently, the Character Palette has stopped displaying in my default
    account under 10.2.6. It seems to work perfectly in all other accounts,
    both admin and regular user, but in the one account it simply does not
    appear. Examination of the CrashReporter log reveals that when the
    window is supposedly showing, the CharPaletteServer app is crashing
    repeatedly (as frequently as every 5 - 10 seconds). Here's an excerpt
    from a recent log; I'd be truly grateful for any pointers as to what may
    be causing this behaviour! There are no fonts in this account's
    ~/Library/Fonts folder, though I did install a couple there and
    subsequently remove them. Cheers, DG
    > Date/Time: 2003-07-06 17:29:19 -0230
    > OS Version: 10.2.6 (Build 6L60)
    >
    > Command: CharPaletteServer
    > PID: 592
    >
    > Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
    > Code[0]: 0x00000001Code[1]: 0x97e5497c
    >
    > Thread 0 Crashed:
    > #0 0x97e5497c in _NSRaiseError
    > #1 0x97e54804 in +[Nception raise:format:]
    > #2 0x97e0d590 in -[NSPlaceholderString initWithString:]
    > #3 0x97e17ed8 in +[NSString stringWithString:]
    > #4 0x8d8e2b9c in -[CharMatrixView rebuildFontWithNewDefault:orNewSize:]
    > #5 0x8d8e1c9c in -[CharMatrixView setCharFont:]
    > #6 0x000065e4 in 0x65e4
    > #7 0x000061d4 in 0x61d4
    > #8 0x00005f34 in 0x5f34
    > #9 0x00006bd4 in 0x6bd4
    > #10 0x97e2d260 in -[NSSet makeObjectsPerformSelector:]
    > #11 0x930ad738 in -[NSIBObjectData
    > nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:]
    > #12 0x93124578 in old_loadNib
    > #13 0x930eaa2c in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading)
    > _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:ownerBundle:]
    > #14 0x93149a5c in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading)
    > loadNibFile:externalNameTable:withZone:]
    > #15 0x9314981c in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibNamed:owner:]
    > #16 0x9315fbfc in NSApplicationMain
    > #17 0x00004528 in 0x4528
    > #18 0x000043a8 in 0x43a8
    David Graham Guest

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    Default Re: Character Palette weirdness

    In <david.graham-78E613.17570006072003news-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca> David
    Graham wrote:
    > Recently, the Character Palette has stopped displaying in my default
    > account under 10.2.6. It seems to work perfectly in all other accounts,
    > both admin and regular user, but in the one account it simply does not
    > appear.
    Delete the character palette prefs for that user. m.

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