Ubuntu Tip : Easy way to enable font smoothing in Wine

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

wget http://files.polosatus.ru/winefontssmoothing_en.sh

Run this script using the following command

sh winefontssmoothing_en.sh

Select option 3 from the following screen


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11 Responses

  1. Jordan Bradley says:

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

  2. admin says:

    Sorry i have updated the article

  3. Richardarkless says:

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

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

  5. rick says:

    hmmm…no worky here.

  6. Igor says:

    Thanks. Works great!

  7. admin says:

    Updated main article

  8. edward says:

    Doesnt work for me either. Using 1.1.27.

  9. Wiley says:

    didn’t work for me either, using 1.1.31

  10. 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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