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Author:  whitelioncub [ Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Linux Mint 20 font issue

Running theWord beta 1507 on Mint 20 and Wine 5.22 and it's working very well outside of one little font issue I cannot figure out. I've swapped fonts and installed in every folder I've read about, but sill this issue persists. Does anyone know where this portion of the program is calling the font from? Please see the image where I circled the boxes. The Greek and Hebrew fonts work fine elsewhere, just not in these areas.

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Thanks
Bobby

Author:  Jeff [ Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

Edit your english.lng file. If you don't know where it's located, go to Help>About and click on the File Locations" tab.

About the seventh line down on mine it read "#font=Consolas", I changed it to "font=FreeSans" and it works for me. You can also try other fonts such as DejaVu Serif, or whatever works for you. Make sure you uncomment the line (remove the #).

Author:  whitelioncub [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

Thank you so much Jeff!! Your solution worked perfectly! I used the FreeSans as suggested and everything looks great now! I am really pleased how well theWord is working in Linux so far! Thanks again for your help! Much appreciated!

Author:  Jeff [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

Glad it helped! And welcome to the forum.

Author:  therapon [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

Consolas is a monospaced font, FreeSans is a proportional one. That will change the text alignment in some circumstances.

Author:  Jeff [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

therapon wrote:
Consolas is a monospaced font, FreeSans is a proportional one. That will change the text alignment in some circumstances.

Thanks. It's just for the GUI skin from what I can see, and FreeSans seems to work well for it.

I am interested if others have found a font or solution that works best? I think I've seen where people used Dejavu and SBL BibLit, but Hebrew doesn't look right to me when I try it, FreeSans looks better, mainly because of the vowel pointings or whatever seem way off. Admittedly it's mainly cosmetic to me as I'm not exactly fluent in Hebrew.

I tried installing Consolas, but it didn't seem to work well for me.

What are others using Linux, especially those more into original language studies, using for fonts? (Not necessarily just the GUI, but Bible and book modules?)

Author:  Jeff [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

FreeMono works, but the English portions of the UI it doesn't look nearly as good as FreeSans to me.

Any other ideas?

I thought I had solved it by doing what Bobby had tried; installing and copying fonts. If so, I wasn't able to remember what font I copied where when I upgraded my distro, and searching the forum I could only find editing the language file.

Unless someone knows, or I find something better, I think I'll stick with FreeSans as it seems to work for that purpose.

Thanks.

Author:  DarrelW [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

I tried both of those and it was not pretty! SBL Biblit still works best for me. I run both LMDE4 and LM20.

Author:  Jeff [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

DarrelW wrote:
I tried both of those and it was not pretty! SBL Biblit still works best for me. I run both LMDE4 and LM20.

Thanks Darrel!

It does seem to work well. For some reason I thought I had some problem with either the Greek or Hebrew font that I'm not seeing now. Maybe I just wasn't used to the serif type font on the UI or some other senseless reason.

If think SBL BibLit must be a proportional font as the English portion is essentially Times New Roman as I understand, but it doesn't make a difference in the UI as far I as can tell, and you use it for all modules as well as in the Language File?

Thanks again for your input as always!

(BTW I'm using MX Linux with Wine 5.22)

Author:  Jeff [ Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Linux Mint 20 font issue

Jeff wrote:
For some reason I thought I had some problem with either the Greek or Hebrew font that I'm not seeing now.

Actually, I remember now. The vowel pointing on the Hebrew letters seem off to me when I use SBL BibLit. But again, I'm not an expert on Hebrew so maybe it's just me.

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