Mac – Font smoothing in wine using winetricks does not work on OS X


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?

Best Answer

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:

  1. Open terminal app
  2. Go to home folder cd ~
  3. Run open ‑e .bash_profile or nano .bash_profile
  4. Add following lines:

    export FREETYPE_PROPERTIES="truetype:interpreter-version=35"
  5. Logout and login