wine & foxpro

Derek Broughton derek_broughton at
Thu Jul 25 06:31:26 CDT 2002

From: "Tom Docking" <tom at>

> I can't help you with the major problems, but the minor ones are easy:
> > > Mandrake 8.2 with the following output: err:font:AddFontFileToList
> > > Unable to load font file "/mnt/win98/windows/fonts/desktop.ini" err =
> > > 55 err:font:AddFontFileToList Unable to load font file
> > > "/mnt/win98/windows/fonts/modern.fon" err = 2
> desktop.ini (an insidious and annoying file created by Windows 98) is not
> font file and thus cannot be loaded. Delete it.
> Modern.fon isn't a true font file. Delete it or replace it with a "real"
> font file. :-)

That seems totally wrong to me.  I agree that desktop.ini should be deleted,
and modern.fon can be, or not, depending whether you think you really have a
use for it in Windows (btw, afaik it is a "true" font file, just not a "true
type (TM)" font file).

However, this is part of a bigger problem.  If you have those True Type
fonts being served by an X font server, you have to have 'fonts.dir' and
'fonts.scale', and Wine complains about those too.  It should really be
silent about any attempt to load a file out of the \windows\fonts directory
that isn't actually a font file.

> > > fixme:keyboard:X11DRV_KEYBOARD_DetectLayout Your keyboard layout was
> I got this message too - change your keyboard map to a standard US

Again, not the right action if your keyboard is NOT a standard US keyboard.
That simply hides the problem, but you still have the problem that your
keyboard doesn't match the map.


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