[Wine] Re: problem with small fonts
dclark at akamail.com
Sun Sep 11 12:48:28 CDT 2005
> I'm having the same problem and found no solution. Please let me know anyone if
> they find an option to increase font sizes!
The Wine font mechanism is something like this; if no truetype fonts are
found in c:/windows/fonts, then Wine uses fonts from your Linux font
server (xfs). If any truetype fonts are found in c:/windows/fonts, then
Wine uses ONLY those fonts.
So what generally happens is that when Wine is first installed, it is
using fonts from xfs, and everything works fine. Then you install some
application which installs a font into c:/windows/fonts, and suddenly
without you being aware of it, all applications now only use those
installed fonts. Because the only fonts now available are those
installed by the new application, other applications are only able to
use those. And when trying to figure out what font to substitute, Wine
sometimes makes a poor size choice for <mumble> reason.
So a couple of possible fixes. First, if you have a Windows machine
around, you can just copy over all the TrueType fonts from it to your
Wine machine. Or you can point Wine to find any additional truetype
fonts you have on your machine (it is some registry entry that I forget).
Also, if building Wine yourself, Wine now comes with a set of fonts.
However, they are only built and installed if you have both freetype and
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