Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483042
Fonts in wine apps look ugly after update
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:44:02 EST
Created attachment 330352 [details]
winemine license window running wine 1.1.12-1
Description of problem:
Ever since my wine packages were updated from 1.1.10 to 1.1.12, fonts have been looking crappy. Downgrading to 1.1.10 makes things look all right again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run winemine and notice the appearance of the fonts
2. update wine packages to 1.1.12-1
3. run winemine again and notice the appearance of the fonts are now crappy
fonts look crappy
fonts should look nice, still
Created attachment 330353 [details]
winemine license window running wine 1.1.10-1
I am very sorry but I am not able to reproduce this at all. My window looks exactly like your attachment even so I am running on 1.1.12.
Could you try the old trick of moving ~/.wine to ~/wine-old and see what happens with a fresh wine directory?
Also see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481248 this might be related.
I should have already mentioned this in the first post. I have rm -rf'ed ~/.wine several times and unfortunately, it doesn't change this problem.
Actually I have a quite similar machine that also looks quite nicely with 1.1.12-1, although it's appearance is still not identical to that of 1.1.10-1.
To me, it looks like 1.1.10-1 uses some sort of font-smoothing where 1.1.12-1 does not. On my "working" machine, fonts are not smoothed either, but for some reason they are rendered a whole lot nicer. I'll attach a screenshot in a minute.
Created attachment 330395 [details]
winemine license window running 1.1.12-1 but looking good (different machine)
There is no doubt in my mind that the problems have come with changes in the way, wine renders it's fonts (smoothed in 1.1.10 vs non-smoothed in 1.1.12).
The question is, which is the correct. When the non-smoothed font-rendering works, it actually looks very well (like a normal windows machine). But it appears to be a whole lot harder to get it right.
Having installed ms corefonts on my machines screwed the basic application fonts up. After removing that package, the winmine license window looks like that of the other machine.
However, I'm running IE (installed with ies4linux) and even though the IE application font looks just as well as the winmine (still not smoothed), the content of the webpages looks just as crappy as the applications did earlier.
I experienced this bug in my machine, too. Downgrading to 1.1.7 helped.
1.1.10-1 is still the latest version from Fedora, that looks properly. I just tried the latest 1.1.15-1 packages, but fonts with this version are jagged and ugly too...
Hi there. I found this page, that helped me enable FontSmoothing in the latest fedora update og wine and now things are okay.
So the real "bug" here seems to be a new default behaviour?
I had the same problem using a fresh install of Fedora 10. Adding those reg entries mentioned on #8 fixed the problem.
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