[Wine] Re: Ugly menu/dialog font of applications, using debian

Jens Gulden mail at jensgulden.de
Fri Nov 3 05:46:15 CST 2006


Piotr Sawicki wrote:
> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6049
> please  add your comment to this bug

I think the problem I once had (and solved as described in 
http://www.winehq.com/pipermail/wine-users/2006-September/023525.html) was a different one.

Not only some characters showed up as boxes (e.g. german umlauts), but a WRONG FONT was used. All 
dialogs, menus etc. appeared in a "Courier"-style type-writer like font.

Like Wolfram reported (http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-users/2006-October/023678.html), this 
was not the case until version 0.9.8, but occurred beginning with 0.9.9.

It looks like the patch you mentioned, Piotr, 
(http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-cvs/2006-May/022564.html) has been issued after version 0.9.9.


Piotr Sawicki schrieb:
>>Message: 5
>>Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:46:57 +0100
>>From: Jens Gulden <mail at jensgulden.de>
>>Subject: Re: [Wine] Ugly menu/dialog font of applications, using
>>	debian sarge	and wine 0.9.8 and 0.9.22
>>To: wine-users at winehq.org
>>Message-ID: <4545F441.4080606 at jensgulden.de>
>>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>>Hallo Wolfram,
>>maybe this the same problem I had for a long time. See:
>>Hope this helps,
>>wolfram lechner schrieb:
>>>I have a problem with an unsuitable font in the
>>>windows menus/dialogs with the above versions of wine
>>>(dont think this depends much on the versions, though.
>>>Have not tried other versions so far.) when using
>>>debian sarge.
>>>The font seems to look a bit ugly, usually destroys
>>>partly the menu/dialog structures, and, most
>>>important, has no German umlaut's (the diphtongs ae,
>>>oe, ue and others) which I need definitely.
>>>I have, on an old small HD, a 'trial' debian sarge
>>>wine0.9.8 installation that does not have this defect:
>>>There the font has the umlauts, looks pretty and does
>>>not destroy menu/dialog elements.
>>>Similarly, on 2 SuSE9.3/wine installations the problem
>>>is also not present.
>>>Somehow I will have to change the system font I
>>>In the user /.wine configuration directory there are
>>>several (reg-)files with relation also to fonts. But I
>>>could not make succesful font changes by editing any
>>>of these files.
>>>Moreover, I copied the 'good' .wine-configuration
>>>files from the above old trial debian HD to my 2
>>>troubled installations - without any remarkable effect
>>>on the behaviour of wine at all...
>>>I would be lucky to get some help...
>>>Wolfram Lechner
> Hello Jens,
> Hello everybody,
> This link you have found about similar font problem is mine:
>  http://www.winehq.com/pipermail/wine-users/2006-September/023525.html
> I should have written to this list to let you know how it ended. I discovered 
> that this is a wine bug:
>  http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6049
> I am pretty sure that this is a real bug, because I checked wine-git tree with 
> bisect and there was an obvious bug in a patch from qingdoa daoo. It was also 
> reported by someone else. 
> I thought this is a minor thing, that nobody cares, but if it is not, please 
> add your comment to this bug, so we can persuade that this is more important 
> or make the status change to "confirmed", because nothing happens. 
> The bug was opened  on 2006-08-25 02:25
> regards
> Piotr Sawicki

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