Installing Fonts In Wine On Ubuntu

by vitalbodies on July 24th, 2008

Installing Fonts In Wine On Ubuntu Hardy Heron

How does one install fonts in Wine? The answer is simpler than you think!

Applications > Wine > Browse C:\ Drive.

Navigate to: Windows > Fonts.

VitalBodies ended up here: /home/username/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts

Copy and paste your fonts in into the Fonts folder.

See, that was easy.

Font Stuff From the Wine User Guide: http://winehq.org/site/docs/wineusr-guide/index

3.3.3. Fonts

Font configuration, once a nasty problem, is now much simpler. If you have a collection of TrueType fonts in Windows it’s simply a matter of copying the .ttf files into c:\windows\fonts.

Font Stuff From the Wine Wiki: http://wiki.winehq.org/

2.7. What is this “winetricks” thing? Where do I get it?

winetricks is a shell script that downloads missing DLLs and fonts for you from the best known source. It was written to help Wine developers, but it turned out to be useful for end users, too. See the wiki page about winetricks for more info.

2.31. Using wine over remote X11 sessions and No text or damaged text displayed

Please make sure not have added any fonts to wine. Font conflicts can sometimes cause a similar issue. If a fresh wine prefix.(A copy of wine that nothing has been done to yet) Is having this problem. Try setting following in registry

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver]
"ClientSideWithRender"="N"

Place above in text file and it can be inserted into registry by “regedit settings.txt”.

This was report as been required of OS X on the 1 Dec 2007. This may change. Please apply only as required.

2.32. How can I make Wine fonts anti-aliased?

TODO

2.33. How do I change font size / DPI ?

First, you should try editing with winecfg. Go to the Graphics tab, and slide the “Screen Resolution” slider accordingly. Changes will not effect the winecfg window until you restart it.

If windows and fonts are so big you can’t get to the controls in winecfg, see the next question

2.34. Wine’s windows and fonts are extremely large, and the whole window can’t fit on the screen

Sometimes you can use the ALT key and the mouse to move the window so you can run winecfg and fix this as described in the previous question

If that doesn’t work, you can shut down your windows applications and change the registry value the hard way:

wineserver -k
sed -i 's@"LogPixels"=.*@"LogPixels"=dword:00000060@g' ~/.wine/system.reg

Alternately, you could remove your ~/.wine directory and reinstall your Windows applications.

Visit WineHQ.org

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