Oct 08 2009

Sanely Rebuild Corrupt Font Caches on OS X

For Leopard, at least:
# Clear user font caches
$ atsutil databases -removeUser

# And system cache
$ sudo atsutil databases -remove

# Restart the ATS server
$ atsutil server -shutdown
ATSServer shutdown
$ atsutil server -ping
ATSServer is running

# Check for filesystem activity (this is just generally cool)
$ sudo fs_usage | grep ATS
You might possibly still need to restart applications, log out and back in, or restart completely. Thanks to the fine people on this thread.
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