If you experienced a regression in font rendering when you upgraded from Wine 1.4 to 1.5, the issue could be related to Kubuntu and not Wine.
When starting some applications from the command line, I started getting this message:
- Fontconfig warning: “/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf”, line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
Somewhere along the line things changed for Kubuntu, where it looks for font information regarding anti-aliasing and hinting and sub-pixel rendering. It apparently affects how Wine 1.5 does its thing, too, ’cause when I was getting that warning fonts in Wine were way ugly and nearly unreadable.
Here’s the fix for both issues:
- To get rid of the warning move ~/.fonts.conf to ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
- You may need to create the fontconfig folder first, then move the file into it.
Once I did that, font rendering in Wine 1.5 has the same appearance as 1.4.