Anti aliased fonts in wine - minimum font size

Avery Pennarun apenwarr at
Fri Dec 4 00:33:38 CST 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Mike Kaplinskiy
<mike.kaplinskiy at> wrote:
> I think some time ago this was explained as a NOTABUG in freetype,
> which actually obeys the font's preferences and if the font supplies
> special images for smaller font sizes, it uses them WITHOUT aliasing
> them, which seems logical. Windows seems to lazily alias everything.
> If you can find a way to disable embedded bitmaps it might help. The
> related bug is at

Hmm, thanks for the link.  If I understand correctly, that only seems
to be important for the newer "cleartype" fonts.  I'm just using plain
Times New Roman.

Updated information: if I load up gedit (the gnome text editor) and
tell it to use Times New Roman 12, it *is* anti-aliased (depending on
my settings in gnome-control-center).  However, the exact same font
isn't anti-aliased in wine.

Does wine use fontconfig to pick up this stuff?


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