Resolving font trouble, how?

Shachar Shemesh wine-users at
Fri Mar 28 01:58:33 CST 2003

I'm not sure about your specific version. In general, you can give wine 
a fonts directory to use. This will cause it to immediatly stop using 
the X fonts. Add to your .wine/config file, under "fontsdir" section, a 
list of directories to use. This will not affect your X fonts.


Peter Møller Neergaard wrote:

>I am using codeweavers-wine under MDK 9.0 with XFree86 4.2.1.
>I am trying to run the EphPod (iPod synchronization) program under
>wine.  This gives me some font troubles that I cannot figure out to
>solve completely satisfactory.
>My standard xfs configuration contains among others, the following
>font catalogs  
>      /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/drakfont/Type1, 
>      /usr/share/fonts/ttf/decoratives, 
>      /usr/share/fonts/ttf/western,     
>which all come with Mandrake (the first one is definitely a Mandrake
>When having the first font catalog in my font path, a number of
>dialogs ends up having all the characters replaced by small boxes. (I
>presume because the character does not exist in the font.)  The last
>two catalogs result in the standard font being some Window font.
>I would prefer not having to remove these catalogs from my font path.
>However I have no clue to how I figure out which Windows font that is
>being used so I can map it to something useful.  (I tried debugging
>trace+font but was overwhelmed by the info.)
>Any suggestions

Shachar Shemesh
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