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    Win98 Font Cache Size

    What is the Registry Edit to increase the Font Cache size in Windows 98 se?

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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    You can increase your IconCache size by editing the registry, however, according to Neil J. Rubenking
    From the 9/1/99 issue of PC Magazine
    "To increase the size of the icon cache, you don't have to load the powerful Regedit program. Instead, save the following three lines as Maxcache.reg:

    REGEDIT4
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionexplorer]
    "Max Cached Icons"=dword:00001000

    Keep in mind that the middle block of code is enclosed in square brackets and should be entered on one line. When you double-click Maxcache.reg, the Max Cached Icons value will be set to 4096--the decimal equivalent of the hexadecimal number 00001000 on the last line.

    If you want to use a value other than 4096, you'll have to translate it into a hexadecimal. Fortunately, Windows' calculator will do that job for you. Just enter the number you want, then click the option button labeled Hex to convert it to hexadecimal. If you don't see an option button labeled Hex, choose Scientific from the View menu. Now copy the resulting hexadecimal number into Maxcache.reg, replacing 00001000, and double-click Maxcache.reg."
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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    Thanks Doc, but, my question was about the "Font Cache" not the "Icon Cache".
    Here at work, I have a Win98se machine that needs to have over 1000 fonts loaded. In order to do this, I have to increase the size of the Font Cache. I know that I can do this in Win98se because I've done it succesfully at home. However, my documentation is there & I am here.

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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    Sorry Martin. Got my caches mixed up. I'll have to look into the Font Cache issue. I keep my fonts to around 400 - 450. If I install more the machine is just impossibly slow.
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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    Martin,
    If you go to http://support.microsoft.com/search/previe...b;en-us;Q131943 they say....

    <hr><big>TrueType Font Limits in Windows 95/98/Me (Q131943)</big>

    The information in this article applies to:
    <UL><LI>Microsoft Windows 95
    <LI>Microsoft Windows 98
    <LI>Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition[/list]SUMMARY
    You can install a maximum of approximately 1000 TrueType fonts in Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium. The exact number of TrueType fonts you can install varies, and depends on the length of the TrueType font names and file names.

    MORE INFORMATION
    Installed TrueType fonts are listed in the registry and in the Graphics Device Interface (GDI).

    The Registry
    All font files are registered under a single key in the registry, and a registry key cannot exceed 64 KB in Windows 95. If font names average 20 characters in length and font file names average 10 characters in length, the maximum number of TrueType fonts you can install falls between 1000 and 1500.

    If a TrueType font file is located in a folder other than the Fonts or the System folder, the full path to the font is included in the registry, using up more space in the key and reducing the number of fonts you can install.

    The GDI
    The GDI contains an internal list of fonts, with 10 KB reserved for font file names. If font file names average 10 characters in length, the maximum number of TrueType fonts you can install is approximately 1000.

    You can use all installed TrueType fonts simultaneously and you can print them in the same document.

    Note that the Windows 95 Resource Kit incorrectly states that there is no limit to the number of TrueType fonts you can install in Windows 95 and Windows 98.<hr>
    If you have a way to enlarge the font cache would you post it here?

    Thanks !!
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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    I've only just caught this thread.
    Does the number of fonts really slow down say a 1GHz processor with 128MB memory? If so, then what to do? Presumably deleting most is the answer. Is it safe then to use the Delete button and simply delete the 100s never used?
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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    To delete them I would go into the font folder via your control panel and delete them from there. There is certainly no advantage in having fonts installed that you never use.
    (I would not delete Fixedsys, Marlett, System, MS Sans Serif or the Tahoma fonts - some of these are used as defaults and include the min, max and X icons in the top right corner of each window. Make sure you can recover any you do delete just in case it has a hidden use.)

    As to whether or not it slows down your system, I think the answer must be yes - but depending on what you are doing. My understanding is that Word, for example, will load the entire listing on startup so it may appear to take longer to start.

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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    You don't necessary have to delete the fonts. I believe you can move them out of the Font folder and then they will be "unregistered" and inactive. That way six months from now when you realize, "Oh yeah, I guess I really did use that font", you can get it back again!

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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    You are right, of course. (And as usual <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )
    I just wasn't sure of the way to do it off the top of my head.

    So, here is 'the way':
    How to Install or Remove a Font in Windows 95/98 (Q130233)

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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by WyllyWylly on 27-Apr-02 13:39.</P>You could also install a font manager like "The Font Thing" a freeware utility that allows you to install and uninstall fonts freely and create collections to use in certain situations. It's available here.....
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/tft.html
    I use the utility, but also copy any font I uninstall to a seperate Storage / Backup folder on a second hard drive.
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    Re: Win98 Font Cache Size

    I have learned from experience. It is usually a week after I delete a font that I find I need a document I created that was layed out in an exact fashion using the font I deleted. :-(

    Another great -- but shareware -- font tool is MyFonts from MyTools. They also have a program called "Font Namer" that lets you rename fonts. This is handy because some font names are very unweilding...

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