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Microsoft KB Archive/169504

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TrueType Fonts Displayed Incorrectly

Q169504



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows 95





SYMPTOMS

TrueType fonts may be displayed incorrectly, or not at all, or, your computer may stop responding (hang) when you try to install a standard (.fon) or TrueType (.ttf) font in Windows 95.



CAUSE

This problem can occur if the ttfCache file in the Windows folder is damaged.



RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods:

Method 1

  1. Restart your computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8 key, and then choose Safe Mode from the Startup menu.
  2. In Safe mode, restart Windows 95 normally.

Method 2

  1. Restart your computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8 key, and then choose Safe Mode from the Startup menu.
  2. Use Windows Explorer to remove the ttfCache file from the Windows folder.


For information about how to delete a file, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "deleting" (without quotation marks), and then double-click the "Deleting files or folders" topic.

NOTE: You need to be able to view hidden files to see the ttfCache file. To view hidden files, click Options on the View menu in Windows Explorer, click Show All Files, and then click OK.

  1. Restart Windows 95 normally.



MORE INFORMATION

The ttfCache file is a hidden file in the Windows folder that is rebuilt when you do one of the following:

  • Start Windows 95 in Safe mode, and then restart normally.
  • Delete the ttfCache file and then restart Windows normally.

For additional information about font limits in Windows 95, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q131943 TrueType Font Limits in Windows 95

For additional information about troubleshooting TrueType fonts, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q133732 Missing TrueType Fonts in Fonts Folder or Programs

Keywords : kbdisplay win95
Issue type :
Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95


Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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