fonts fon Win-apps

Duane Clark junkmail at
Wed Aug 8 11:18:51 CDT 2001

Huhu wrote:
> With wine windows apps use other (nearly unredable) fonts than under 
> windows directly.  Therefore I assume this fonts must be available
> on the windows partition.
> Is it now possible to use this fonts with wine (e.g. by specifying 
 > options or editing the wine config file)?
 > Thanks.

Yes. Wine uses fonts from the X font server, xfs. And any moderately 
recent version of xfs knows how to use TrueType fonts. So here is the 
procedure I use (under RH6.2, but it should be pretty close on other 
versions of Linux).

Make a directory called, .eg /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/winfonts. Put the 
Windoze fonts from a real Windoze installation, located in 
C:\windows\fonts, into the directory. If you have fonts named 
chillern.ttf or hollywei.ttf, just delete them. Also, while you are at 
it, you might as well also download the fonts from

and install them into the same directory.

 From within the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/winfonts directory, execute:

# ttmkfdir > fonts.scale
# mkfontdir

Edit /etc/X11/fs/config and add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/winfonts to the 
beginning of the list in the catalogue section. Then go to the 
/etc/rc.d/init.d directory and restart the font server :

# ./xfs stop

# ./xfs start

Log out of Gnome (or KDE) and back in, and you and Wine should have 
access to the new fonts.

My real email is at dclark (or something like that).

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