[Wine] re: Ugly menu/dialog font of applications, using debian sarge and wine 0.9.8 and 0.9.22

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 09:21:18 CST 2006

On 30/10/06, Dan Kegel <dank06 at kegel.com> wrote:
> llwwde wrote:
> >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.
> Does it happen with Wine's notepad?
> Please give specific instructions for reproducing the bug.
> Also, how did you install Wine?
> Was it in all cases the version that comes packaged with the Linux
> distribution in question?

It also might be related to your German locale. Try "export LANG=C"
before launching wine. I must do this on my Hebrew-locale system. Are
you using UTF-8?

Dotan Cohen


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