[pkg-wine-party] Bug#813381: fonts-wine: freetype_SelectFont can't find a single appropriate font
jre.winesim at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 02:11:54 UTC 2016
I tested it further: I completly emptied /usr/share/fonts. Then, only
the font family "Latin Modern (LM)" (installed in
/usr/share/texmf/fonts) is available and used. I checked this in the
font selection dialogs of libreoffice (Linux native) and winefile.
Then I installed wine 1.8-6 with fonts-wine 1.8-6:
this correctly adds several fonts in winefile.
However with wine 1.8.1-1 and fonts-wine 1.8.1-1 installed, even with
- libfontconfig1 (amd64 and i386) installed and
- enabled bitmapped fonts in "dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config",
there are no additional fonts available, neither in winefile, nor
For Wine to work either the system fonts or wine-fonts *must* work. The
system fonts imo provide a much superior result. I therefore committed
the change for libwine to always depend on libfontconfig1 (so you end up
with e.g. both the i386 and the amd64 version).
The 32-bit version inadvertently missing happens too easily and has too
severe drawbacks, compared to the benefits of not installing this
package and using only fonts-wine - imo this justifies the promotion
from recommends to depends.
However, to close this bug we should also fix fonts-wine. Even in an
afaics correctly set up system these fonts never show up, neither in
wine nor in the system. I have absolutely no clue how to make them in
the new position in /usr/share/fonts/wine work.
But I found this changelog entry from 2006:
* Wine now install its fonts under /usr/share/wine/fonts, not
/usr/share/fonts/wine. (I've updated the packaging accordingly.)
This should stop them from being picked up by fontconfig et al.
The fonts were removed from the new position previously on purpose,
because they weren't correctly rendered in some native apps.
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