[Wine]fonts - newbie squared
masochisthalo at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 7 13:49:19 CST 2004
I'm not sure if you added more bugs, but honestly, I
don't rely on Wine RPMs because I can never get them
to work properly (although others will swear up and
down that they have no problems with it.) So, I
install via source.
As far as fonts go, I typically just copy all the
fonts from my REAL c:/windows/system/fonts directory
into my FAKE wine_cDrive/windows/system/fonts
That usually helps tons. Otherwise, I don't mess with
any other settings.
--- "David L. Smith" <smithfamily at oswego.net> wrote:
> I run an NT 4.0 installation that also boots to my
> primary Linux (Red Hat 9)
> sitting on a partition in a second drive. Earlier,
> after installing Red Hat
> 9, I tried to install wine, but it Had Problems,
> even when I tried some of
> the solutions. So I waited. Recently, I tried to
> install an updated version
> of wine using an rpm, so I tried to unstall the old
> stuff. Wouldn't
> uninstall, and the rpm wouldn't install. So I
> deleted as much as I could
> figure out was there, verified that the rpm still
> wouldn't install (I assume
> it is on a database somewhere), downloaded the
> tarball for wine 20041201 and
> tried to install that. Worked. But did I add bugs?
> The problem:
> Fonts stink. Menu fonts stink. More specifically,
> NotePad fonts stunk. Looks
> like a billboard through a drenched windshield with
> the wipers off.
> conf file
> the conf file has this:
> "Default" = "-adobe-helvetica-"
> "DefaultFixed" = "fixed"
> "DefaultSerif" = "-adobe-times-"
> "DefaultSansSerif" = "-adobe-helvetica-"
> "dir1" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"
> "dir4" = "/home/david/wine-20041201/fonts/"
> That last, btw, enabled a few more fonts in the
> Notepad menu, but they
> continued ugly, but not as much.
> Other tries:
> I tried running "fnt2bdf --help" by going into the
> wine-20041201 folder, but
> "Corrupt or invalid file." was its answer.
> Further interesting facts:
> When I ssh notepad from my Mandrake laptop, I have
> the same problem, but when
> I run it on the laptop directly, there is no
> 1. Back to my earlier question. Did I add bugs by
> possibly not cleaning out
> the old installation?
> 2. Is there a make file of some sort that goes with
> the source code of
> 3+. Is this perhaps a problem in Red Hat 9, or X
> windows, or KDE? KDE fonts
> look fine. If KDE is fine, can I assume that RH9 is
> also? How do I test X
> windows fonts to see if the problem is there.
> 4. Can I add ntfs directories into the FontDirs? or
> would it try to write to
> 5. What additional facts should I supply?
> 6. What obvious thing am I missing? <sigh>
> David L. Smith
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