wine font changes system look and feel
andreas.bierfert at lowlatency.de
Mon Jun 4 20:35:31 UTC 2012
On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 16:21 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2012/06/04 20:06 (GMT+0200) Nicolas Mailhot composed:
> > 1. why is wine making them mandatory?
> Probably related to Tahoma being the Windows System (aka Menu) font in
> and/or WXP (IIRC, in both).
It is quite nicely described on wikipedia :
The Wine project includes a free font (Wine Tahoma Regular and Wine
Tahoma Bold) designed to have identical metrics to the Tahoma font.
This was done because Tahoma is available by default on Windows, and
many applications expect the font to be available. Before Wine included
a Tahoma replacement font, some applications, such as Steam, would not
display any text at all, rendering them nearly unusable.
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahoma_(typeface)#Free_replacement
Andreas Bierfert <andreas.bierfert at lowlatency.de>
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