Watchtower Library 2009 on Ubuntu 10.04
My previous post on installing Watchtower Library 2008 is still one of the most popular posts on my blog. A lot has changed to make the installation easier, though, so here is an updated method for installing Watchtower Library.
Since I’m on a new, clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, I need to install Wine. To do this, go to Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center and type “wine” without the quotes into the search box. Install the “Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer”.
Now insert your Watchtower Library 2009 CD-ROM into the drive, and open a terminal window. Type:
The case is important, so type it exactly as you see there. If you’re using a non-English version of Watchtower Library, then the disc may have a different name (e.g.: WTLIB09S for Spanish), so you’ll have to alter the command accordingly. When the setup routine is running, make sure you check the box to install the data files to your hard disk drive.
Watchtower Library should now install successfully, as it did for me.
When I first ran it, though, all of the text in the browser window appeared as small squares. The publication headings, buttons and search boxes were correct, but the actual text of the publication was unreadable. After checking lots of sources, and checking to see if Wine itself was at fault, I found that the default font had not been set-up correctly in Watchtower Library.
If you experience the same problem then, from within Watchtower Library itself, go to Library -> Properties and you’ll notice the “Browser Text” font selection is blank. Set the font to Tahoma, size 10pt and the problem will be fixed.