Fonts in Safari

I recently upgraded to Leopard and I'm having a problem with fonts in Safari. What usually would appear as Trebuchet or Times is appearing as some strange font. I remember having this problem before Leopard (about 6 months ago) but cannot remember how I fixed it. And ideas?

Does just disabling (rather than removing/trashing) potentially offending fonts work? I'm trying to solve this problem in a friend's 15-year-old-daughter's iBook, but i don't really want to arouse teenage ire by trashing all the grafitti-like fonts she's installed, and it'd take me too long to actually match exactly the font that's causing the problem (there's so many, and they're so similar). I'd rather just disable them all and let HER add them back in one at a time until the bad one is found.
ps, upgrading the OS does seem to trigger this; in this case, it was going from Panther to Tiger that triggered it.

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