I just made the big mistake of installing hundreds of un-trustworthy fonts onto my mac (OS 10.3 Panther) and, shure enough, a lot of them are bad fonts and they are really screwing up my mac. Mail won't open unless address book is open, messages appear in strange symbols, crashing, freezing, all kinds of problems.
Is there a easy, and quick, way to delete all these bad fonts and just get back to square-one, leaving only the fonts that came with Panther on my mac?
By quick I mean is there a way to do it without manually going through the whole list in Font Book and deleting each bad font individually?
You can try versiontracker or other Macintosh application reference sites to locate font repair and font management tools. FontBook itself is quite capable but limited, open the Mac Help system and search for font.
This could be very expensive in terms of time or purchasing repair tools. Good font management tools, like good fonts, are not free.