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, 2016 at 14:13

4 Answers 4


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, 2016 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
    – koolwithk
    Feb 2, 2016 at 21:04
  • Could i acces this folder By the terminal?
    – Ben Acosta
    Feb 2, 2016 at 21:08
  • yes, you also need to download the font using wget command from terminal then unzip command. GUI would be nice.
    – koolwithk
    Feb 3, 2016 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, 2016 at 13:11

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.


For FL studio 20 (most probably each previous version will also do the job) - you can link system fonts to "windows" fonts folder with this one-liner:

$ cd ${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/windows/Fonts && for i in /usr/share/fonts/**/*.{ttf,otf}; do ln -s "$i" ; done

On Arch/Manjaro - it worked out of the box - without trying any other solutions.

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