Terrible fonts on OSX

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spechter
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Terrible fonts on OSX

Post by spechter » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:34 am

I've just installed Wine 2.2 Staging on OSX, and GUI application fonts look bloody awful.

I tried a bunch of commands (winetricks mostly), but nothing helps.
i.e. None of these help:

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winetricks allfonts fontfix fontsmooth-rgb
winetricks settings fontsmooth=gray
Googling around, this has affected a few people for a few years, but I have never found a definitive solution on OSX.

Right now, my fonts are pretty much unusable.

One things I DID find - Is that when I am in winecfg, if I play around with the graphics DPI the Tahoma example DOES BECOME GOOD IF I RATCHET THE DPI UP TO 120 OR ABOVE. Just every other piece of text in winecfg (and any other app) remains crap. Even if I restart it.

Could OSX be doing something stupid with font DPI and rendering is getting all messed up?

Maybe I just need to change the system-wide dialog font?
How would I do that?

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Re: Terrible fonts on OSX

Post by dimesio » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:14 pm

If you're using Freetype 2.7, it's probably https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41639.

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Re: Terrible fonts on OSX

Post by spechter » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:17 am

Awesome. I didn't know I was using FreeType but it's in XQuartz.

Downgrading XQuartz to 2.7.9, as per the link supplied, fixed the problem.

Thanks @dimesio.

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