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Wine font smoothing gui
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vovchik


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 1285
Location: Ukraine

PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 06:17    Post_subject:  Wine font smoothing gui  

Dear puppians,

Here is a pet that will improve font rendering in Wine. If you have a rather standard LCD screen, option 3 will give the best results. The script - which makes use of Xdialog - generates a xxx.reg file for wine in /tmp and silently installs it using regedit. I modified an existing script I found on a Ubuntu forum to make use of GTK widgets and restructured it for logic and clarity. Make certain you have wine installed before you click on this pet. It will generate a winesmooth entry in the Utilities menu.

With kind regards,
vovchik

PS. I tested it on various versions of wine and it works. I don't know about 1.2rc1 yet, because I can't get that version to work properly on my system. The font rendering procedure has changed in 1.2 and makes use of X-based fontconfig settings. In that case, these reg entries may simply be ignored by wine.
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jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 10:58    Post_subject:  

Works on 4.31/frugal install

What a wonderful, wonderful program. If I remember correctly, you had released a registry addition that did much the same thing, also a life-saver.

Many thanks,
Jake
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vovchik


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 1285
Location: Ukraine

PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 13:47    Post_subject:  

Dear Jake,

I am glad to hear that it works and is useful. I personally hate ugly fonts and have bad eyesight to boot, so I am always on the lookout for readability enhancements or tweaks. I think it is a good idea to do this kind of font smoothing tweak in a normal gui, since many people, particularly those new to Unix/Linux, don't like the terminal or feel a bit intimidated by it.

Thanks for the response.

With kind regards,
vovchik

PS. I have spent ages tweaking all the usual unix font config files, so one of these days I will make a gui for configuring those files, too.
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jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 14:07    Post_subject:  

I would love to try out your unix font work.

Further testing: your gui work on puppeee as well.

Thanks again,
Jake
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yosi666

Joined: 13 May 2008
Posts: 111

PostPosted: Thu 07 Jul 2011, 11:27    Post_subject:  Perfect  

Simply amazing pet. I think anyone who uses wine in puppy should give it a try.
Working "smoothly" in wary 5.0 Very Happy
Thanks
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