Mac OS X font cache

In MacOs X, certain applications, fonts are cached to speed screen display. If your fonts appear garbled or fonts won’t empty from trash, it mean you have problems with your caches. Delete /Library/Caches/com.apple.ATS + /Library/Preference/com.apple.fontbook.plist You can also use Tiger cache cleaner or FontNuke. See additional infos about Font Cache at this Adobe Support page.

For Adobe applications: quit all Adobe applications, search for files beginning AdobeFnt and a lst extension, then delete all of them, and restart all your Adobe applications.

Windows font cache problems

In Windows certain applications, fonts are cached to speed screen/menus display. If your fonts doesn’t appear correctly in your font menu, appear garbled or fonts won’t empty from trash, it mean you have problems with your caches. Use the command Disk Cleanup (Start/Run; type: Cleanmgr). Disk Cleanup clean up you internet cache files, temporary files, etc. You can also use a general cleaner like the free EasyCleaner.

For Adobe applications: quit all Adobe applications, search for files beginning AdobeFnt and a lst extension, then delete all of them, and restart all your Adobe applications.