ttfcache file (and Director)
Posted on 1999-01-19
I'm experiencing a problem with a program which was developed on Director5.0 (Macromedia) and is being run on Windows Chinese. It seems that after an excessive use of the PC, the program's fonts (which are displayed through an Arial font field in Director) seem messed up. I noticed that this happens when the file "ttfcache" gets fairly large.
1. When does this file load? When the PC is restarted?
2. What is the functionality of this file, and if I remove it, will it affect other applications?
3. Is this file needed for some sort of compatibility with applications which were designed for Windows 3.11? If so, if I will make a projector (EXE file) for Windows95 (16 bit only), will this bypass the problem?
4. Is there a way to bypass this file when starting up and when in process with Windows?
Thanks in advance,
P.S. - I noticed that this file is being used primarily on localized versions of Windows and is much larger and commonly accessed in these systems than in Windows English. On my PC, running English Windows, the file size was about 7K's and it was last accessed 5 days ago, while on Chinese Windows the file took 800K's and was accessed the moment the PC was restarted.