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Created attachment 5798 [details]
console log when opening mono
I'm a Unity user and recently upgraded from Unity 4.1 to Unity 4.3.1 which includes version 4.0.1 of MonoDevelop. After upgrading, MonoDevelop no longer displays fonts correctly. I found several forum posts about this issue, but none of the fixes have worked so far.
Here is what I have already tried:
Moving entire Unity folder to trash and reinstalling.
Moving entire Unity folder to trash, emptying trash, deleting Users/<username>/Library/MonoDevelop-Unity-2.8 and MonoDevelop-Unity-4.0 folders, emptying trash, rebooting, zapping PRAM, and reinstalling Unity.
Get Info on Unity folder, set 'everyone' user to Read & Write permissions and 'apply to enclosed items'.
Same window, added my user to the list and set permissions to Read & Write.
Created attachment 5799 [details]
Incorrectly displayed font
Unity is shipping an old, modified version of MonoDevelop. It's possible that this issue is due to their modifications as I do not recall it being reported against the official release. I suggest you report the issue to them.
However, if you can reproduce the issue with MonoDevelop 4.2.2 or later from monodevelop.com (branded as Xamarin Studio), please re-open the bug report and we'll look into it.
Fair enough. I did find a solution to my problem. It seems a folder in the var directory was causing problems. Here is my forum post on the fix.
I had no luck with changing permissions on the Unity or mono folders. I had to launch terminal and do:
This allowed me to run mono with the font displaying correctly, which does point to it being a permissions problem. However, subsuequently running /Applications/Unity/MonoDevelop.app/Contents/MacOS/monodevelop (without sudo) game me a slew of errors in the terminal all relating to a pango folder in the /var directory.
rm: /var/folders/mq/5_mpf8kx20n3k4w6xywmt2sm0000gn/T//lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-atsui.so: Permission denied
rm: /var/folders/mq/5_mpf8kx20n3k4w6xywmt2sm0000gn/T//lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.la: Permission denied
rm: /var/folders/mq/5_mpf8kx20n3k4w6xywmt2sm0000gn/T//lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: Permission denied
rm: /var/folders/mq/5_mpf8kx20n3k4w6xywmt2sm0000gn/T//lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-x.la: Permission denied
rm: /var/folders/mq/5_mpf8kx20n3k4w6xywmt2sm0000gn/T//lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-x.so: Permission denied
rm: /var/folders/mq/5_mpf8kx20n3k4w6xywmt2sm0000gn/T//lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-hangul-fc.la: Permission denied
I navigated to the /lib folder and moved pango to the trash. Subsequently launched mono and was good to go.