Ubuntu 12.04, wine-1.5.11 from PPA, bitmap versions in fonts

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Ubuntu 12.04, wine-1.5.11 from PPA, bitmap versions in fonts

Post by qubix » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:20 am

Hi.

I'm succesfully using the above configuration to run Office 2010. But I face some jerkyness when using polish characters in standard office fonts.

It looks like for small sizes wine renders the bitmaps from the TT fonts. Polish characters do not have bitmap versions and the fonts look just different. The bitmap versions look bad anyway, but this is not critical for me.

I've had the same issue in linux desktop - Google Chrome for example - when viewing people's emails in gmail written with Calibri. I've disabled using bitmaps using following fontconfig setting:

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$ cat .fonts.conf 
<match target="font" >
<edit name="embeddedbitmap" mode="assign">
<bool>false</bool>
</edit>
</match>
It seems that it does not affect wine. Is there a way to do the same under wine? Or do I have to strip bitmaps from every font that I want to look at?

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Re: Ubuntu 12.04, wine-1.5.11 from PPA, bitmap versions in f

Post by qubix » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:13 am

For those brave ones willing to test it in your systems:

1. choose Calibri.
2. copy this into your MS Word: zażółć gęślą jaźń (rough translation: make the goose's perception yellow).
3. change font size and check if polish letters look the same or different than standard alphabet.

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Re: Ubuntu 12.04, wine-1.5.11 from PPA, bitmap versions in f

Post by dimesio » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:51 am

Can you post a screenshot showing the difference you're seeing?

I tried to reproduce this in Word 2007 and 2010 following your instructions, and if there is a difference in the letters at different sizes (I tested 6, 11, and 14 pts), it is too subtle for me to see.

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Re: Ubuntu 12.04, wine-1.5.11 from PPA, bitmap versions in f

Post by qubix » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:08 pm

There you go, it seems quite obvious, what is wrong.

Surprisingly word works ok when I tried to do the example. The problem is there in MS Excel.

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Re: Ubuntu 12.04, wine-1.5.11 from PPA, bitmap versions in f

Post by qubix » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:00 am

bump.

Any ideas, anyone?

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