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Subpixel font rendering

Office 2010

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kwinz Monday 25 June 2012 at 0:49


Using playonlinux with Arch Linux, Wine 1.5.7.
I unsuccessfully tried to enable subpixel rendering for Office 2010.

What I expected

Fonts are rendered nicely, like in Windows with Clear Type or native Linux.

What happened

There is grey-antialiasing but no subpixel rendering/hinting.

What I tried so far

Install - Others - Antialiasing

And setting subpixel rendering fontsmoothing over registry

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Control Panel\\Desktop]

but it had no effect.

Any help welcome!
kwinz Saturday 21 July 2012 at 20:17

kwinz Saturday 21 July 2012 at 22:07

Tried to fix it with the help of pango on #playonlinux irc.
Then I made a bug report:

Any help welcome!

Edited by kwinz

haizaar Monday 8 July 2013 at 18:29

Kwinz, does it work for you at the end?

Edited by haizaar

lorenzosu Monday 7 December 2015 at 10:19


I see this topic is rather old.... but I'm still experiencing this problem today... I have also tried following the OPs stepsa but still font rendering is suboptimal.

Below a couple of screenshots comparison between Word in Wine (POL) and in Windows XP with cleartype enabled to show the difference, maybe it can be useful.

Wine version used in the prefix: 1.7.52

POL version: 4.2.9

petch Monday 7 December 2015 at 14:00

Do you force antialiasing in your video driver, say Nvidia's?

I've already seen Wine display being antialiased, and antialiased antialiased fonts look a bit like that...

lorenzosu Monday 7 December 2015 at 14:06

Thanks for you answer petch.. I think I see what you mean.

The only explicit anti-alias setting I enabled is in XFCE Appearance settings, but disabling that doesn't seem to change the way Wine behaves.