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Enable Font Smoothing In WINE In 2 Commands

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View wineWINE has supported font smoothing sine version 1.1.12, however this feature remains disabled by default resulting in rather ugly looking fonts in apps running under WINE.

Before:

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After:

screenshot-09(001)

To enable font (including font subpixel) smoothing, simply follow the instructions below.

1. Open a terminal/konsole

2. Paste the following to commands separately, hitting the enter/return key after each.

This command downloads the script needed.

  • wget http://files.polosatus.ru/winefontssmoothing_en.sh

This command runs the script.

  • bash winefontssmoothing_en.sh

You’ll now see a screen with 4 options.

For most cases you’ll want to choose option 3.

The setting will be applied to all WINE applications instantly!

Thanks to the UbuntuForums