[pkg-wine-party] Is it really a good idea to remove /usr/share/wine/fonts/*.fon ?

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 15:07:00 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> The changelog entry for 1.4-5 talks about "achitecture-specific font
> files", but are those .fon files really architecture-specific?
> Are those fonts really not used? Is it safe to remove them?
> A cursory look at the file differences tells me that the
> tools/sfnt2fnt.c which is used to generate these files clearly has an
> endianess problem that ought to be fixed and reported upstream.
> (I was not even aware that those .fon files are supposed to be valid
> Windows 3.1 executables. WTF?)
> I also wonder about the value for users in providing libwine packages
> for powerpc and sparc architectures. If non-x86 architectures were
> dropped for the moment, the fonts would not even be an issue.

I had read this:

It seemed to indicate that those are placeholders until they come up
with a real solution for bitmapped fonts.  I tested various things
like games after this change, and it seemed to have no effect.

I figured I would push it, and if users come across big issues, then
we'll try to fix it more correctly.

Or we can just fix it correctly now; if you would like to look at that.

Best wishes,

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