adding material to unity guitext makes font turn into blocks

Hi - I’m trying to simply make my font a different color, and apparently the only way to do that is add a material to it, but when I do so, the entire font turns into a bunch of square blocks. Is there a fix for this? Is there a better way to get a colored font in Unity?alt text

You need to use the correct font in the GUIText as well as the material, and the material needs the correct font texture.