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Fonts in some Wine applications (Word 2007 for example) are heavily aliased. How do I turn on anti aliasing for Wine applications?

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up vote 13 down vote accepted

The easiest way is through winetricks

mkdir ~/bin
cd ~/bin
chmod +x ./winetricks

winetricks fontsmooth-rgb

In newer version of winetricks the command to use is

winetricks settings fontsmooth=rgb

There are other LCD pixel orders available. You can read about them and the rest of the impressive winetricks feature list on its WineHQ site.

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winetricks is also available through apt – RolandiXor Mar 8 '11 at 18:28
@Roland it is but I can't attest to which version it is. Though the logic doesn't apply to something as simple as this, winetricks is one of those things you want to keep as recent as possible if you're following install guides that use it heavily. – Oli Mar 8 '11 at 18:38
The wine ppa has updated versions :D, so you can use that as an additional option ^^ – RolandiXor Mar 8 '11 at 18:40

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