Alright, So i installed FL Studio 12 Demo on Ubuntu 14.04 today, and to my surprise when i opened it up using wine, there where no drop down menu text. does anyone know how to fix this bug/issue? advice would be much appreciated! p.s (just ask if you need any system info) Thanks!

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  • i have the same problem on 16.04 and putting a copy of the courier font in the c:\windows\fonts didn't work , neither did the winehq link – Amias Aug 9 '16 at 14:13

You need to install the corefonts package

To do this:

  • Start winetricks
  • Select the default wineprefix
  • Choose 'install a font'
  • Select 'corefonts' and click ok.

You will need to be online for the packages to be downloaded.


Seems like font is missing. Download Courier(other) font and paste into you FL studio "font" folder.

Download Courier font : http://www.fontsupply.com/fonts/C/Courier.html

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUQoHrqNKuk

  • im not exactly sure how to get to fl studio 'font' folder... – Ben Acosta Feb 2 '16 at 20:49
  • you need to search in /etc directory. 1. cd /etc 2. ls -ltr and search for fl studio folder. you may find here./FL Studio/Bottles/flstudio/drive_c/windows/fonts – editinit Feb 2 '16 at 21:04
  • Could i acces this folder By the terminal? – Ben Acosta Feb 2 '16 at 21:08
  • yes, you also need to download the font using wget command from terminal then unzip command. GUI would be nice. – editinit Feb 3 '16 at 6:26
  • ive searched every where in the ubuntu/wine directories but the folder 'Bottles' Is nowhere to be found! – Ben Acosta Feb 4 '16 at 13:11


this tutorial on WineHQ site shows exactly what you need to do!!


FL Studio 12 uses the Windows font "Arial" for its menus. It takes it from the windows fonts folder, which is located here: wine./drive_c/windows/fonts

All you have to do:

  1. Download any .ttf font file from anywhere (but make sure it looks like arial, so that it's easily readable)

  2. Copy it into the font folder (wine./drive_c/windows/fonts)

  3. Rename it to arial.ttf

FL Studio will find and use it. In my Wine installation, there were no fonts at all in this folder. I guess that's because the windows-fonts are not open source.

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