Photoshop: Problem with Type tool in Photoshop CS5 ME on Lion

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Photoshop CS5 ME (Middle Eastern Version) on Lion clogs when a Type layer is present. CPU use skyrockets for both Photoshop and fontd processes.
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Rami Khawandi

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Rami Khawandi

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I have tried removing all fonts added by Adobe, as well as any fonts that might have been added by Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, and made sure there are no duplicate fonts in Font Book, and yet still CPU use exceeds 100% when they type tool is selected. The 100% CPU use is split almost halfway between the Photoshop app and fontd process.
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The ME version is supported by WinSoft, not by Adobe. They make significant changes to the type tool.

The fontd CPU usage might indicate a problem with the OS font database, so you may want to purge it (MacOS has had a lot of bugs in the font code in recent versions).
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Does turning off Font Previews correct the problem?

Troubleshoot fonts (Mac OS X): http://adobe.ly/TS-Font
Troubleshooting Fonts in Photoshop CS5: http://adobe.ly/TSFontCS5
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disable the font preview solved the issue, thank you \o/
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Rami Khawandi

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Thanks a lot Chris and Jeffrey for the help. Turning off Font Preview did in fact stop fontd's high CPU use, which is a great step. Photoshop still takes over 50% and reaches 100% CPU sometimes, only when working with the type tool or when a type layer is present in an open document, which is still kind of frustrating as it generally becomes slow and almost unusable with large documents. Are there any other possible causes?
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It's generally a bad font or font cache so the trouble shooting documents above still apply. Having the latest OS and Photoshop updates may help.