Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 313581
wine: Missing font files cause wine to render strange letters
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:33:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Wine uses some arabic font in it's programs, also configuration. If I downgrade
to the previous version everything is fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
start any wine program from the gnome menu
some arabic (?) text/font in menus and messages
If I downgrade to 0.9.36-2.fc7 it works as expected.
Problem is known to have happened to others on the firstname.lastname@example.org,
Please backup your ~/.wine directory (e.g. move it to ~/.wine-save) and run e.g.
winecfg. This will create a new ~/.wine directory. This should solve your problems.
Created attachment 219801 [details]
output from command winecfg
No this does not help. See attached file.
Outch... that does not look healthy. I wonder where the libGL errors come from?
Any problems with 3D graphics? I would also ask you to try 0.9.46 from
updates-testing just so that we are on the same version makes it easier for me
to verify bugs...
Created attachment 221141 [details]
winecfg log of errors
I haven't gotten 3D to work, but then I haven't tried very hard either. The
updates-testing repo only found a 0.9.45-1.fc7, and I tried this.
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install wine
The repofile uses
I also tried with
I made sure to remove my .wine-dir first then ran winecfg (winecfg >wine.log2
2>&1) again. The same thing happens, see the logfile.
Hm. The attachment did not trigger the status. Hope this will.
Same problem here. Arabic letters everywere, including winecfg app.
Yep same problem here... I'm not sure what it could be... I installed wine to
use uTorrent and I can't even read it... and this is for F8
Hello Vang: I don't mean to get out of topic, but have you tried ktorrent. I'm
pretty sure it's way better than utorrent+wine.
Aside from that, it would be nice if this bug was corrected in wine. Cheers
If I put some more fonts in /usr/share/wine/fonts (found them on windows) then
it works. How long till you can update the rpm in extras? I have some hundred
machines running fedora 7 and wonder if I should bother packing the files or
just wait for your update.
Great: Adding fonts from windows in /usr/share/wine/fonts indeed solves the problem!
Thats interesting to know. Could you please single out the issue a bit more to
narrow it down to maybe one font that is missing? While I obviously cannot add
windows fonts to the wine package I am quiet stunned by the fact that some fonts
are missing for you. If I know which one is missing there might be a way around
Actually; Including any one True Type Font (*.ttf) made wine use that font
(added one, tested, removed, tried another one). I did notice however that
marlett.ttf did not help. I tested about 10 ttf before skipping to *.fon.
None(!) of the .fon files helped. Summary: I don't know which of the fonts it
chooses when I add all, but I am sure it is one of the true type fonts.
I did find by stracing wine that it tries and fails to find these fonts:
I found serife.fon (and put it in /usr/share/wine/fonts, but that one did not
help. Did not find the other two.
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