[Bug 3842] New: No default font defined in winecfg
wine-bugs at winehq.org
Tue Nov 15 11:43:28 CST 2005
Summary: No default font defined in winecfg
AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
ReportedBy: triad at df.lth.se
When launching winecfg on a machine which does not have an Arial.ttf
font anywhere in its font paths, winecfg comes up with all characters
winecfg obviously wants to use the default font, which is by default
Arial.ttf, and when it cannot find this, only placeholders are displayed.
Putting Arial.ttf into a machine-global search path, or into the users
home directory in ~/.fonts, or into a the .wine/c_drive/windows/fonts
will fix the problem.
However for the common user the solution will not be obvious, and many
e.g. Linux distributions cannot redistribute any Windows core fonts like
I believe it is possible to make the default font an alias to a common
X font. There was a config option prior to winecfg that would take care
of this, but I haven't been able to get that working for the new
configuration system. (I believe it will have to be maintained globally
in wine.ini.) Also, this default X font needs to be made into
a fallback whenever the default (Arial) font can not be located when
running under X, so that this situation does not occur.
Perhaps winecfg is also in need of a font selection tab which will make
X font replacements for core fonts a simple thing...
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