Wine fonts

Akira TAGOH tagoh at redhat.com
Fri Aug 15 03:34:27 UTC 2014


Hi,

If those fonts isn't supposed to be used outside Wine, I think you don't need to install them under /usr/share/fonts.
This exception is applied to texlive say.

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Akira TAGOH

----- Original Message -----
| Hello,
| 
| As Wine co-maintainer I would like to open a discussion on the fonts that
| Wine
| includes. For those that do not know Wine[1] is a set of libraries that
| allows
| Windows executables to run under a Linux environment.
| 
| Wine includes several fonts in order to provide support that Windows programs
| expect to exist. Packages include:
| - wine-arial-fonts
| - wine-courier-fonts
| - wine-fixedsys-fonts
| - wine-marlett-fonts
| - wine-ms-sans-serif
| - wine-small-fonts
| - wine-symbol-fonts
| - wine-system-fonts
| - wine-tahoma-fonts
| - wine-tahoma-fonts-system
| - wine-wingdings-fonts
| 
| These packages (exception of wine-tahoma-fonts) install fonts to
| /usr/share/fonts and affect rendering in applications that call upon these
| fonts. Users have complained[2][3] of rendering using these fonts. I do not
| experience poor rendering with these fonts so it is hard for me to
| sympathize,
| but I hate having open bugs that go unanswered.
| 
| Can the Fedora Font SIG provide guidance? Should Wine be installing to
| /usr/share/fonts?
| 
| Thanks,
| Michael
| 
| [1] https://www.winehq.org/
| [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693180
| [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039763
| 
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