wine and fonts
On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 18:26 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Good evening
> I am trying to set up Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10 (both, on different
> computers) and have already installed Wine in the hope to run some of
> the software I cannot find anything comparative for Linux for.
> Problem: I work with Japanese and some of the said software (like
> dictionary readers etc.) uses a Japanese interface.
> I installed that software and it does start, but all buttons, menu items
> etc. are just rows of question marks. Input does not work either.
> Reading the instructions it says there, that Wine (or Crossover too) are
> "contained" within Linux with own (virtual) drives, fonts etc.
> Referring to sites like:
> I learned, that you have to "load core fonts". Probably I have succeeded
> in doing so, but that has no effect.
> Most likely, because those core fonts do not include Japanese fonts.
> The system itself (Ubuntu) allows me to use Japanese with no problems.
> Can I just copy fonts from Ubuntu into the Wine environment?
> Or does that require some of the highly sophisticated proceedures using
> lots of commands that I do not know/understand?
> Could copying fonts mess up the system?
> Thank you in advance.
I think it would be best to ask the Wine guys about this. They have
mailing lists and a forum. Go to
and click on Wine Users.
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