I installed SumatraPDF with Wine and it works fine but I have problem about fonts. It shows English characters but doesn't shows Georgian. Which font should I install to fix this problem?

  • Why aren't you simply using a PDF viewer native to Linux like Evince or Okular? – David Foerster Oct 25 '14 at 9:16

First, I'd tried to install fonts available with Winetricks.

  1. Run Winetricks
  2. Select your wineprefix or default wineprefix if it has used.
  3. Select task Install a font
  4. Choose needed font package.
  5. Wait while package files will be downloaded and installed.
  6. Restart your wineprefix

I think the problem can be solved with installing mscorefonts, unifonts (MS Arial Unicode), tahoma font package OR with installing allfonts font package.

But, perhaps it isn't solution for you.
In two words the problem is using Windows-encoded fonts or special fonts installed with SumatraPDF.

Full guide about manual installing fonts into Wine and converting fonts with Fontforge you can read here:


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    How to restart wineprefix? – megas Oct 12 '12 at 11:43
  • If you use Winetricks then obvious that a wineprefix is an alias for your application under which you run it. Thus for restarting some wineprefix you should restart your "Wine app" or "Wine" completely. – swift Oct 15 '12 at 12:16
  • How to restart Wine? – Gediminas Jeremiah Gudelis Nov 21 '13 at 21:35
  • Dead link ; article can now be found at wine-wiki.org/index.php/Fonts – personne3000 Oct 19 '14 at 11:18

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