View Full Version : Disabling the Windows 2000 font cache?
06-21-2005, 01:50 PM
Is it possible? Or is it possible to make Windows 2000 anti-alias the fonts in the font cache?
06-22-2005, 06:53 AM
Disabling would make the system crawl ...
easier just to have an extra font storage folder that you can activate, when you need extra fonts.
Or edit the font list to make it smaller...
"On Windows 2000/XP/NT, look for a file called "fntcache.dat" in the C:WindowsSystem32 directory. "
06-22-2005, 11:51 AM
Well, I don't notice any performance hit when increasing the text size in Works, and thereby using non-cached, anti-aliased fonts. The CPU-usage increases a bit when scrolling, but that's something I can live with.
Removing fntcache.dat would only lead to the file being recreated at the next bootup anyway...
The problem is that even though Win2k has an excellent anti-aliasing function, it caches some font sizes at startup. The cached font sizes won't be anti aliased, thus half the text on a page can be anti-aliased, whereas the other half isn't.
06-22-2005, 12:11 PM
How do I reproduce this problem. It looks like on my system that all fonts are smoothed.
06-22-2005, 12:45 PM
Windows 2000 SP4. Font smoothing activated.
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