Invisible fonts regression

Tom Spear (Dustin Booker, Dustin Navea) speeddymon at
Wed Apr 5 22:54:03 CDT 2006

Troy Rollo wrote:
> 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.
Is there not an option for debian users similar to rpm's --nodeps option 
where it doesnt check the dependencies but installs anyways?

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