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Old 02-15-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
Zakirium
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Fonts in Wine


Hello,
I have a windows program that I am trying to run in wine, but it requires certain fonts to be installed. I have the fonts on a CD, but where I would I put them/install them. I found wine c:\windows\fonts in photoshop (just trying to see if it was there), but I'm not sure where this folder actually is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I have one other question, is it possible to play DVD movies in linux? WHen I tried doing it today, it said that there wasn't a plugin available due to legal reasons. Are there different restrictions between windows and linux?

Thank you!

Zakir
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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Re: Fonts in Wine

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Originally posted by Zakirium
I have a windows program that I am trying to run in wine, but it requires certain fonts to be installed. I have the fonts on a CD, but where I would I put them/install them. I found wine c:\windows\fonts in photoshop (just trying to see if it was there), but I'm not sure where this folder actually is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Just place them in the equivalent wine folder. If you use normal wine i think it's ~/.wine/something or other. Then once you find the c drive put them in window/fonts unless the program needs them somewhere else. I copied my ex-windows partition's fonts completely to my windows/fonts but i use cedega so the pathing is different.
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I have one other question, is it possible to play DVD movies in linux? WHen I tried doing it today, it said that there wasn't a plugin available due to legal reasons. Are there different restrictions between windows and linux?
I don't see why not. You can use VLC, Mplayer or Xine easily to see dvd's. They all work great and can play all regions (pal, ntsc...). What are you attempting to watch dvd's with?

Good luck.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 05:21 AM   #3
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Use Winetools

Just visit http://www.winehq.com and go to the download section. At the bottom of the page will be a link to download winetools. After setting it up you can use it download and automatically install ms fonts for your programs. Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
Zakirium
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Xine & Kaffeine

I found the folder by going to ~/.wine/c/windows/fonts or something simililar and that fixed the problem. I am using Xine & Kaffeine, whatever came with SuSE (i am a newbe) and I am getting an error saying that there is no plugin for DVD movies for legal reasons.

Zakir
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:08 AM   #5
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Re: Xine & Kaffeine

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I am using Xine & Kaffeine, whatever came with SuSE (i am a newbe) and I am getting an error saying that there is no plugin for DVD movies for legal reasons.
Try getting mplayer or vlc, those work for me just fine. I don't know how you suse users get programs but i suppose you have to download an rpm, just try some rpm website like http://www.rpmseek.com/ and finding mplayer or vlc and then see if you can get it to work. Sorta wierd that it doesn't work. Maybe you should post in the suse forum, since they will probably do a better job at explaining this suse problem then i will. Good luck.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:22 AM   #6
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U can just copy the .ttf files from windows font directory
to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF

all u have 2 do is as root

1.cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
2.cp /mnt/winc/windows/Fonts/*.ttf .
3.mkfontscale
4.mkfontdir
5.service xfs restart

Hope this helps
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:29 AM   #7
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Fonts Fix

All I had to do was open the fonts folder in wine and the fonts folder in my winXP install and drag them all over.
 
  


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