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Title: Fonts in Wine
Post by: kc1di on March 01, 2008, 08:10:54 am
I use wine to install and run a couple of windoze programs that I can't get under linux.

they run fine the problem i'm having is that during the install of one of them i can't read the messages that show the licensing statement for instance.  I get just garbled charectors .  I suppose I'm missing the correct fonts but can't find any that seem to work and suggestions? 
Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: rbistolfi on March 01, 2008, 09:58:15 am
Try using WINEPREFIX=~/.wine && wine <name.exe> to start the win program. That worked for me the last week when my little cousin wanted to play battlefield 2.
Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: kc1di on March 01, 2008, 02:06:36 pm
Thank you I'll give it a try.

Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: GrannyGeek on March 01, 2008, 08:47:07 pm
You could try putting Arial and Times New Roman in the \windows\fonts directory in your ~/.wine/drive_c/windows directory. You can just copy the TTF files from your actual Windows directory on a Windows partition.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: kc1di on March 02, 2008, 04:06:37 am
You could try putting Arial and Times New Roman in the \windows\fonts directory in your ~/.wine/drive_c/windows directory. You can just copy the TTF files from your actual Windows directory on a Windows partition.
--GrannyGeek

Thank you I'll give that a try later today also.. The problem I was having is not in running the program it self.  the fonts in the program seem to be fine.. but when installing the program the informational box that come up are garbled .. Lisence agreements and such.

Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: kc1di on March 02, 2008, 05:24:14 am
Moving the Fonts from a windows Partition indeed worked but there ought to be a way to do it without having to have a windows partition involved. any suggestions?
Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: nightflier on March 02, 2008, 05:34:22 am
Search for "microsoft core fonts". Here is a good one:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=34153&package_id=56408&release_id=105355
Title: Re: Fonts in Wine
Post by: kc1di on March 02, 2008, 05:36:47 am
Thank you will take a look .