[Wine]OED2 CDROM only displays small caps font
ceo at phosco.com
Mon May 2 08:13:28 CDT 2005
I've recently updated to Suse 9.3, and my OED2 CDROM software no longer works
properly under Wine - the dialog and general system text of the application
still displays properly, but the application data, the results lists and
definition text, doesn't.
Essentially, the problem seems to be that Wine seems to think that this kind
of text has to be displayed as small caps. The underlying text is actually
correct, if I cut and paste it into Notepad, for example, the text
capitalisation upper and lower looks fine (apart from special characters such
as phonetics, which don't display). In the OED2 app I get small caps for all
lower case and empty box characters for what are really capitals, numerics,
The app comes with a set of special TTF fonts provided by the OED, and these
font sets are being used. It's just that (for example, in the main text)
Plantin Small Caps is being used for display by Wine instead of the normal
Plantin font(you can tell it is picking the correct font family up from the
letter forms displayed). So Wine is finding the fonts installed by the
application, and they are all there and readable (I've checked). It just
seems to be insisting on using small caps for some reason - the small caps
versions of the fonts are in separate files.
I've updated Wine to the most recent version (20050419) and the behaviour is
the same. I've run winetools and done all the standard setup stuff, and that
hasn't helped either.
Anyone got any ideas what I can do to fix?
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