Hint for Wine + Type1 + FrameMaker / Update for the Font HOWTO

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon May 30 11:06:37 CDT 2005

Hi Avi,

Having spend endless hours looking for how to make Wine and Type1 fonts 
working together. I finally decided to convert my Type1 fonts to Truetype 
(after a hint by someone that Wine does not have Type1/Adobe support).

Note: I'm not sure if this is true since there is a wine [afmdirs] section 
in the wine config. Wine still had troubles with (at least) some of the 

Converting Type1 fonts to Truetype fonts was easy and Framemaker actually 
has a hidden feature to find out which fonts are missing. When you load 
your FrameMaker document and you have missing fonts, it wants to 
reformat your file. After you allow that, just look at the available 
fonts, suddenly you have a few extra ones in the list that have been 
disabled. These are the fonts FrameMaker requires and couldn't find.

Note down the names as they appear in the list, quit the document without 
saving (!), then go look for the Type1 fonts that match the name using 

Open them in fontforge (http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/), if necessary 
change the Family Name to what you wrote down and safe it as a Truetype 
font. If you do that for all the files involved, everything works fine.

I added this explanation to my document bits (for google)


So fontforge should definitely be part of the Font HOWTO and maybe 
something about Wine and Type1 support (and FrameMaker) too ?

PS I included the Wine list too, as I looked there for answers first. I 
bet some more people will do the same and come across this thread.

Hope this helps and thanks for a great resource,
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