Wine 1.5.25 Gets Initial Wingdings Font
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 1 March 2013 at 06:51 PM EST. 8 Comments
The changes for Wine 1.5.25 aren't too interesting overall, but this bi-weekly Wine development release does bring an initial version of the Wingdings font.

The Wingdings fonts from Microsoft first came about in 1990 that render letters as a variety of symbols. Wingdings have been around since the Microsoft Windows 3.1 days while now a first version for Wine has emerged.

Other changes to Wine 1.5.25 include:

- Proper cursor support in the Mac driver.
- Fixes for right-to-left support in RichEdit.
- Initial version of a Wingdings font.
- Various bug fixes.

Overall, it isn't a particularly exciting release, but more details can be learned at WineHQ.org.

A Phoronix reader has pointed out recently via email that the amount of work on Direct3D 9/10/11 support for Wine has dropped dramatically in past weeks, particularly the contributions from one of the prominent CodeWeavers Direct3D developers is now absent. I'm working on getting to the bottom of that story for another article.
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