[pkg-wine-party] Bug#813381: fonts-wine: freetype_SelectFont can't find a single appropriate font

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 04:53:55 UTC 2016

On 02/01/2016 03:21 PM, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> Package: fonts-wine
> Version: 1.8-7
> Severity: important
> Upgrading fonts-wine from 1.8-6 to 1.8-7 breaks wine. 
> Running e.g. winefile with  WINEDEBUG=warn+all results in lots of
> warnings like this:
>  fixme:font:freetype_SelectFont can't find a single appropriate font - bailing
> and a mostly empty application window.  Downgrading fonts-wine to 1.8-6
> fixes the problem.  So does 
>  /usr/share/wine/wine
>  ln -s ../../fonts/wine fonts
> Looks like the move to /usr/share/fonts wasn't complete?

winecfg or winefile look ok here, even if I start with 1.8-6, create a
prefix and update to 1.8-7 or 1.8.1-1. I also don't get the fixme
warnings (although enabled in WINEDEBUG).

But other Windows applications indeed also miss the text in their
windows. Creating the link doesn't help though for that.

I have fonts-liberation installed (but not ttf-mscorefonts-installer).
Unfortunately I can't easily test if this is the reason that I don't see
exactly the same problem. Do you have fonts-liberation installed?

btw 1, packages.d.o [1] strangely still shows the old filepaths (up to
1.8-6), e.g. /usr/share/wine/wine/fonts/vgasyst.fon. But I don't see how
this could be related.

btw 2, wine-development has fontdir = /usr/share/wine/wine/fonts.


[1]: https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/fonts-wine/filelist

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