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

Jens Reyer 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
in libreoffice.

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.
Closes: #353495.
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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