Bug 603534 - removing tahoma from wine package breaks apps
Summary: removing tahoma from wine package breaks apps
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wine   
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Version: 13
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Andreas Bierfert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-13 18:28 UTC by Lukas Middendorf
Modified: 2011-06-27 18:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 18:08:20 UTC
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comparison tahoma installed/ not installed (4.19 KB, image/png)
2010-06-13 18:28 UTC, Lukas Middendorf
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RegiStax on wine-1.2 final w tahoma replacement (96.40 KB, image/jpeg)
2010-07-22 04:37 UTC, Andreas Bierfert
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Description Lukas Middendorf 2010-06-13 18:28:28 UTC
Created attachment 423667 [details]
comparison tahoma installed/ not installed

In wine 1.2.0-0.2.rc2.fc13 the tahoma font seems to have been removed. Unfortunately this breaks some applications which rely on the exact properties of tahoma, as the replacement chosen has different character widths.

I'm trying to use RegiStax V5.1 (available from http://www.astronomie.be/registax/setupregistax5_1.exe ) and without the tahoma font the layout is broken in many places, making it very hard to use registax with wine.

I guess that the also missing sse*.fon break other applications.

I have attached an image showing the difference between tahoma installed and tahoma not installed.

Comment 1 Lukas Middendorf 2010-07-21 08:39:55 UTC
Still present with 1.2.0-1.fc13

Comment 2 Andreas Bierfert 2010-07-22 04:37:11 UTC
Created attachment 433578 [details]
RegiStax on wine-1.2 final w tahoma replacement

Comment 3 Andreas Bierfert 2010-07-22 04:39:54 UTC
Could you try with a clean ~/.wine folder. I have revised the patches and as you can see from my screenshot cannot reproduce this.

Comment 4 Lukas Middendorf 2010-07-22 08:35:29 UTC
I can reproduce your screenshot with a clean ~/.wine folder.
This also has to be done when updating from a wineprefix created in 1.1.38-1.fc13. I would call this step unacceptable. 

What's still different from the "original" (with tahoma) is the line "File Version…" which seems to use a bigger font size now compared with the original tahoma.

Comment 5 Andreas Bierfert 2010-07-23 04:38:06 UTC
I know that this is not the perfect solution. But currently there is no other way except to force a registry change by adding a little magic somewhere which would break things for people who install tahoma manually.

I will see to write a registry file which changes the relevant values and will be shipped and pointed to in the documentation so that existing installations can be upgraded by running the reg file via regedit.

Comment 6 faldegast 2010-08-01 14:12:30 UTC
"This also has to be done when updating from a wineprefix created in
1.1.38-1.fc13. I would call this step unacceptable. "
It is fully acceptable. 1.1 is unstable alpha software and upgrades from it can not be guarantied. If this problem occurs with upgrades from 1.0.X then it is unacceptable. Does it?

Cant this problem be solved by just shipping WineTahoma and whatever other free fonts that are included in Wine? Also it would be prefered to have WineTahoma as a globally available font, not just limited to Wine applications.

Comment 7 Andreas Bierfert 2010-08-01 14:21:46 UTC
The problem is a result of the removal of WineTahoma. It currently cannot be shipped with the wine packages. Removal is not the only solution as I pointed out in comment 5. I will try to get the registry file setup within the next couple of days.

Comment 8 faldegast 2010-08-01 21:17:46 UTC
"The problem is a result of the removal of WineTahoma. It currently cannot be
shipped with the wine packages."

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