Invisible fonts regression

Troy Rollo wine at
Wed Apr 5 22:49:52 CDT 2006

On Thursday 06 April 2006 12:31, Troy Rollo wrote:
> On Thursday 06 April 2006 11:06, Tom Spear (Dustin Booker, Dustin Navea)
> wrote:
> > I dont know if this will help, but it is worth a shot... Install
> > fontforge from
> Actually it looks like having fontforge installed *causes* the problem. Try
> removing /usr/local/share/wine/fonts or making it inaccessible.

The problem is due to an old version of fontforge. In Debian, version 
0.0.20041218-0.1 generates incorrect ascent information for the Windows font 
header. Version 0.0.20051205-0.1 gets it right. For Debian users, 
0.0.20051205-0.1 is only available in testing and higher. Unfortunately 
0.0.20051205-0.1 depends on other things from testing (such as libc6 >= 
2.3.5-1), so if you want to build on a pure Sarge system you will need to 
either do without fontforge, build it yourself, or find a backport somewhere.
Troy Rollo - wine at

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