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Old 01-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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wine install missing text in ubuntu 8.10


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again ,i have now progressed to installing wine in ubuntu 8.10 . program seem's to download & install ok,when entering wine configuration panel there is no text displayed,when i click on each box i get a very quick flash of text and that is it. i have un-installed and re-installed several times but still with same results using wine version 1.0,i am using ubuntu on a second hdd installed on it's own .maybe something i have missed?.i have followed instructions from computer active magazine to the letter but still will not show text in that section can anyone help please? arkrite16 .
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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Odd; it sounds like you might need the MS TrueType fonts package, but this is a guess. The package i refer to is 'msttcorefonts'.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:55 AM   #3
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thanks for reply,is this a silly question but how do i add these fonts ,from where do i download and how do i install into ubuntu.i am only just starting out with linux getting addicted already.i am more at home with xp as i run 7 Hi spec pc's for various task's using large video editing & audio /photography programs.but i am very keen to use linux as i have older pc's i would like to recycle and put to good use .i would be very grateful of any help many thanks arkrite16.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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again, i have since last post ,tried adjusting fonts in appearance settings and i now have text in wine configuration window but there is a problem, the words start clear to read for the 1st 2-3 letters then the remaining part of each word seems to be over written several times .also some of the text jumbles up in appearance settings window when changing font settings such as smooth/monochrome e.t.c,can anyone tell me please what & how many font types would i expect to find with the standard ubuntu 8.10 installation,i can not find how and whereto download and add any possible missing (ms true type fonts) to linux as suggested in last reply.hope someone can help please many thanks arkrite16.
 
Old 01-17-2009, 04:31 AM   #5
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In ubuntu, type this at the commandline:
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sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
This will install the MS True Type core fonts. Hope that helps.
 
Old 01-17-2009, 04:04 PM   #6
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thankyou very much for answer i have now have text. what a relief after many hours of loosing my hair, I have now very stupidly created another problem ,anyone know the answer please? i have accidently changed the screen resolution in system screen resolution window .the window & text is so large that i cannot maneuver the window into a suitable screen position to allow me to put this right ,if i go into guest account settings are fine when i return to my user account i return to the same problem hopefully i am not the first person to have done this ? any idea's please how to get out of this mess ? many thanks arkrite16 .
 
Old 01-17-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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back yet again ,i have just found that alt f7 is the answer to allow me to move window around screen i have now found the settings and returned to normal, panic over thanks to anyone who may have read this you can tell that i am a newbie but we all have to start somewhere many thanks until next time arkrite16.
 
  


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