I am using multiple wine applications on my Macbook Air running OS X El Capitan. I have tried using both Wineskin and Winebottler in creating wine wrappers for applications that I use and both of them offer the option to enable "fontsmooth=rgb" using Winetricks. However, enabling this option seems to do absolutely nothing. I have also tried enabling fontfix amongst other things to no avail. How can I get Wine to enable font anti aliasing for my apps?
It seems to be an issue with FreeType 2.7.0 that's part of XQuartz 2.7.10 and 2.7.11. Try downgrading your XQuartz to version 2.7.9 (https://www.xquartz.org/releases/XQuartz-2.7.9.html).
There is a better solution when downgrading XQuartz is undesirable: to disable new Truetype renderer in FreeType library by exporting FREETYPE_PROPERTIES variable to system:
- Open terminal app
- Go to home folder
open ‑e .bash_profileor
Add following lines:
export FREETYPE_PROPERTIES="truetype:interpreter-version=35" launchctl setenv FREETYPE_PROPERTIES $FREETYPE_PROPERTIES
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