September 22, 2009 · General · Email This Post

As most of you already know, wine supports font smoothing, including subpixel since wine 1.1.12. The problem is, this feature is disabled by default. There are many advices in internet on how to enable it (which includes working out with registry etc).

Credit goes to TiGR article in ubuntu forums

Download this shell script  using the following command or from here


Run this script using the following command


Select option 3 from the following screen


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11 Comments to “Ubuntu Tip : Easy way to enable font smoothing in Wine”

  1. Jordan Bradley says:

    You say select option 2 but you have option 3 selected. I’m confused.


    admin Reply:

    Sorry i have updated the article


  2. Richardarkless says:

    Question, will this work with crossover linux or just wine ?


  3. Oh wow, that is so much better! Thanks!


  4. rick says:

    hmmm…no worky here.


  5. Igor says:

    Thanks. Works great!


  6. karlzt says:

    fix the typo


    admin Reply:

    Updated main article


  7. edward says:

    Doesnt work for me either. Using 1.1.27.


  8. Wiley says:

    didn’t work for me either, using 1.1.31


  9. Mantis says:

    Hey! thanks a lot, it worked perfectly. For those who the script didn’t work, try to close all wine programs enter wineboot (thir reboots the wine server) and then open again the wine based program.


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