Unreadable character.

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Sat Jul 26 17:00:30 CDT 2003

Ari Saptawijaya wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running Wine in SuSE 8.2.
> Unfortunately, I cannot read the character displayed
> on the Windows application I would like to run using
> Wine (the program itself can be loaded). In the other
> words, the characters are completely unreadable (the
> characters are just displayed as a sequence of "small
> boxes").

Generally this occurs because you have a symbol font in your 
windows/Fonts directory on your Wine "C:" drive. This causes Wine to 
only look in that directory for fonts. The options are to either remove 
the fonts from that directory, or better, install some regular TrueType 
fonts in that directory for Wine to find. The latter option will produce 
slightly better font rendering. Get the TrueType fonts from a real 
Windows install in C:\windows\Fonts and from


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