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So far, everything works, except for some unicode issues (see my comments in "what doesn't work").
What does not
I specifically wanted to print out the section in the insight book, on Hebrew transliteration and pronunciation, including the tables.
In spite of having installed every (free) font I could find, I was not able to get the tables properly aligned.
Several fonts displayed the nikkudot properly, but did not adjust correctly for the character widths.
When I tried to print, the result was very different from what was on-screen. The print-preview did not match either.
I tried then to copy the text to Abiword, gedit, & open-office. The result of that seemed to be a reversal of the unicode parts for each character. For example, Bet w/ dagesh became dagesh, followed by Bet, causing the parts to be, not only not together, but knotted up with surrounding letters.
This is very difficult to explain. In the beginning of the section is (ב, ג, ד, כ, פ, ת), first without, and then witth the dagesh dots, centered in each letter. When the section is copied, and pasted into a word processor, it becomes (.ב,.ג,.ד,.כ,.פ,.ת). I've replaced the dagesh here with periods, to show that they are neither within their associated glyph, nor on the expected side of the glyph.
I hope this makes sense to somebody. I don't know if this phenomenon occurs in winblows or not, or if it is wine, or other system internals for bidi/unicode in ubuntu.
Everything else seems to work flawlesly.
What was not tested
I did not do extensive or exhaustive testing.
I had too remove my existing .wine directory before installing.
How to: quick guide on Watchtower Library installation
Get the actual version of wine (Watchtower Library 2010 requires wine 1.3.11 or greater. Older Watchtower Library versions require 1.1.22 or greater, 1.2 or greater is recommended. Most modern linux distributions already have it in their repositories, so you just have to install "wine" package)
Insert WTLib disc and run Setup.exe. If it won't work, do this:
Installer would create working shortcuts on your desktop (on some systems in home folder), and in Applications > Wine menu. Use these to run Watchtower Library. You may delete *.lnk files (if there are any), since these are of no use.
Tooltip shadows stay after tooltips disappeared
This issue appears on some video cards with Compiz enabled. The workaround is in disabling fade animation for wine tooltips. To do this:
install Compiz configuration tool. In most distributions it is in package named compizconfig-settings-manager.
After you install it, run it (executable file named ccsm).
Then go to Animations, open Close animations tab and double-click line that starts with Fade.
Click plus sign in pop-up window,
In new window select Window Class as Type, enter Wine as Value, select And as Relation and check Invert.
Click Add button and you're done.
Watchtower Library 2010 does not work in wine 1.3.27 and greater
While this bug is not fixed you can fix it yourself. You need to remove a manifest for built-in version of MS runtime library. You can do this by executing the following code in terminal:
Watchtower Library 2010 does not work in wine prior to 1.3.11
You need wine 1.3.11 or greater in order to run Watchtower Library 2010.
OR, install the iphlpapi fix, DEB package (debian, ubuntu, mint etc) - RPM package (redhat, fedora, centos etc). You can then setup and run wtlib without upgrading wine to 1.3.11+.
Black blocks in interface and text on Intel video cards
If you use Intel graphics and experience blacked out text and interface items in Watchtower Library, (that is, experience bug 24998), you can fix it with following steps:
Run wine regedit
Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver. Create it if it does not exist
Create new String value (using context menu on right part of interface) named ClientSideWithRender and set its value to N
Close (restart) all wine applications
Permissions problem with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)
In Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) and derivative distributions you may face problem where Setup.exe on the CD is not executable, and you can't set it executable, since CD is read-only. There are two possible solutions:
Use wine /cdrom/Setup.exe command mentioned above, or
Copy all files from CD to your hard drive, mark Setup.exe as executable (right-click the file → Properties → Permissions) and then execute Setup.exe from there.
If you see squares instead of text in Watchtower Library on the first run, go to settings (press f2) and change font settings, choosing any font you like. If you see broken characters in interface, you may need to install MS truetype core fonts for web package. To do this
Install msttcorefonts package using your packaging system. If it fails:
Install it using winetricks (this will affect your wine installation only, fonts won't be available for non-wine applications):
Problems with XFCE, LXDE, Enlightment and others
XFCE and some other DE ignore path parameter for desktop and menu launchers. As result, Watchtower Library prior to 2011 does not start when you click these. The simple solution is to change "Command" parameter in launcher to
wine start wtlibrary.exe
Watchtower Library for Mac OSX 10.7.3 "Lion"
There are some initial issues with using the Watchtower Library in Mac. The first issue is
Do not install WINE but rather install wine-devel sudo ports install wine-devel for the latest WINE version.
You should also update X11, the default version is 2.3.2 which doesn't display all of the images in the Watchtower Library. The website XQuartz MacOS Forge contains the latest XQuartz (2.6.2). Once XQuartz has been updated you can run the Watchtower Library out-of-the-box with no issues.
To set up an application to run the Watchtower Library from the dock, go to Applications -> Utilities -> AppleScript Editor
Once in the editor copy & paste the following script:
tell application "Terminal"
do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Watchtower/Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2010/E/WTLibrary.exe"
Click on run to make sure it works and then click on compile if successful and then save the script as an application filetype (Leave startup screen unchecked). Once saved as an application drag it into the dock.
Missing DLL File Errors
WINE in Mac doesn't seem to look for the DLL files in the same way it normally does. The DLL files it is referring to (Such as uresearch21u.dll) are located in the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder in the Watchtower directory. However WINE searches for them in the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory. Just copy and paste the contents of the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder to the "system32" folder to resolve the issue.
Broken "Fetch from clipboard" function
If you copy multiline-text and a reference happens to be divided between two lines, the results can be a bit odd. This seems to be by design; wtlib seems to read the clipboard contents line by line.
For example, if an article reads:
hechos recientes son más que los de antes" (Rev. 2:
Then wtlib will extract Revelation chapter 2, the entire chapter. This is due to wtlib reading just one line at a time. Now, in linux you can install xclip and run this command after having copied, say for example an entire article:
The command translates \newlines to spaces. If you do that before going Edit - Fetch from clipboard in wtlib, the correct references are extracted :D (Just Rev. 2:19, 20 in the example above).
You could even stick the command in a script and launch that from a button on your panel, or something.
I don't know how to do this in windows, but could be AutoIt would be a start...
What should I include when I submit a new test result?
Whether the install process went fine, or if not, what went wrong
Whether the program starts without any tweaks/modifications, or if not, what needs fixing/tweaking.
If the program runs, does the following work, or if not, what has to be done to fix/tweak it?
Search and navigation through the library
Tooltips (rest the mouse over a link)
Special characters like in Hebrew, and the */M signs in the Bible
Toolbar buttons just above the publications tree on the left, do they look good/ do they work?
Print (you obviously need to have a working printer setup in Linux first, wine will pick up CUPS printers at least. You can add cups-PDF printer if you have no physical printer)
Word list box
pronunciation (if you have a sound card and language version you are testing have this feature)
Synchronisation (if you have multiple languages installed)
did I forget something? just edit this note.
Before asking for help,
Please make sure that you have followed the HOWTO instructions first (see above).
Also, make sure that your wine version is 1.1.22 or greater. In order to find out your wine version, open terminal and execute the following: wine --version. If your wine version is lower than 1.1.22, please, refer HOWTO for instructions on how to update wine.
If Watchtower Library code't work and you have updated your wine installation, you might need to remove .wine directory from home directory and re-install Watchtower Library in order to make it work.
If you are still here, feel free to ask for help, but when doing so, please, provide the following information:
Your linux distribution and its version (For example: Ubuntu 9.10 or Ubuntu Karmic. If you don't know what version you're running, try lsb_release -a in a terminal)
Your wine version (wine --version in a terminal)
Which language version of Watchtower Library you are trying to install
What does not work, and what have you done in order to fix it
Any error messages you get
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Official support for Watchtower Library on Wine
The watchtower society has no official support for wtreader on linux nor
apple, as stated in the readme.txt on the installation CD.
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by garth on Sunday December 19th 2010, 7:37
It loads in ubuntu 10.04 but it will not open...did a complete wipe and fresh install of wine...still no open.
it says problem in program or deficency in wine.....any help? I ran 2009 no problems.
Help for dyslexic
by Declan Moriarty on Tuesday October 5th 2010, 11:16
I am trying to help a dyslexic sister. She can read much better if the background is a different color, perhaps yellow. Black on white is nearly useless to her. Ideal is the yellowish-brown she reads best on.
Everything is set at default in the registry, and I don't see an ini file anywhere. Any ideas?
Instalación en español Ubuntu 10.04
by email@example.com on Thursday June 3rd 2010, 9:57
Hola!! Estoy tratanto de intalar el Watchtower 2008 en la versión 10.04 de ubuntu con el wine 1.1.42.
Bajé todos los archivos al disco rigido pero cuando ejecuto desde una terminal me sale el siguiente error:
nico@nico-desktop:~/Watchtower 2008$ wine setup.exe
Warning: could not find DOS drive for current working directory '/home/nico/Watchtower 2008', starting in the Windows directory.
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\setup.exe"
Y otro error me tira cuando lo hago haciendole doble click en el setup.exe.
El wine ya lo configuré para que trabaje con windows nt 4.0.
Alguien que me ayude. Muchas gracias!!!!
Filetype Problem on Lucid
by Sean Murphy on Thursday April 29th 2010, 20:02
Lucid Lynx (10.04) has a new security solution that I am having problems with. Wine installs just fine.
However, Watchtower Library will not install from the CD. When I open the CD, and double-click on Setup.exe I get this message:
"The file '/media/WTLIB09E/Setup.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit."
The problem is that .exe files that doesn't have a MIME format declared is rejected. There does not appear to be any way to change the file permissions of .exe files since CD's are read-only. Until I can change the permissions that govern .exe files, I do not think Watchtower Library will install.
WT 2009 library Problems
by Dan on Sunday April 4th 2010, 21:04
When I tried to install the WT 2009 Library this is what I found. When I tried to get the version of wine this is what I get:
wine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\version.exe": Module not found.
When I tried to run the WT setup this came up.
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
note: /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe may be a plain executable, not an archive
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe or
/media/cdrom0/Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe.ZIP, period.
by Stefano_Bologna on Wednesday March 10th 2010, 11:53
Salve a tutti, sono nuovo nel mondo dell'open source e quindi di wine.
Ho installato su ubuntu 9.04 jaunty wine e watchtower 2009. ok tutto funziona.
Ho provato ad installare watchtower 2008 in arabo, ma non parte seppur completa l'installazione. Ho cercato tutti i post e fatto tutti gli aggiornamenti del caso, se avvio il programma da terminale mi da questo errore:
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100
stefano@stefano-desktop:~$ wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x00000204 at address 0x7bc473cd (thread 0019), starting debugger...
Qualcuno ha parlato di aggiornare c++?? per me questo è arabo. Qualcuno può aiutarmi???
2009 edition cannot start but there is no console output
by Jordan Bradley on Monday January 4th 2010, 8:19
I installed the C++ 2008 libraries to solve an error I was getting but the library cannot start, but there is no console output. I was able to install the software on my grandfather's computer running Intrepid Ibex. My laptop is running Lucid Lynx.
2009 WT Library
by Peter on Saturday December 26th 2009, 7:14
This is just a heads up for WTLB 2009.
I installed the 2009 version in 9.10 Karmic, but it will not run. I just get brief hard drive activity, then nothing. Interestingly, the first time I installed it ( a couple of days ago), the hard drive kept running and the whole computer slowed to a crawl. After several minutes, I had to "kill" the process. I have reinstalled again, but now get no output. However, the 2008 version runs fine.
I am running wine version 1.1.35. on an update to karmic, not a fresh install. Actually, I have updated from 8.10-9.04, then to 9.10 and did the initial install of 2008 in intrepid.
Installing wt library (Spanish) on opensuse 11.2
by Eric H on Saturday December 12th 2009, 16:42
I am trying to run wt library 2008 spanish on opensuse. every time I run the application, wt library crashes. the farthest I can get before crashing is the splash screen.
this error message appears on the terminal:
Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x00000208 at address 0x781355a8 (thread 0019), starting debugger...
I have the fonts installed so I know that is not the problem, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for any support.
Multiple Languages on XFCE?
by Waylan Limberg on Monday November 30th 2009, 19:52
Following the above instructions (changing the launcher command for XFCE) I was able to get one language installed just fine (I tried Russian first). However, when I installed English, now both launchers start the English version. Because of the path issues with XFCE I can't figure out how to specify which copy of wtlibrary.exe to run. Any ideas?
Installazione WatchTower 2008 Italiano
by Gianni on Sunday November 15th 2009, 6:36
Salve a tutti, ho appena installato ubuntu 9.10, ho installato l'ultima versione disponibile di wine (1.1.33).
L'installazione della library, va a buon fine, tuttavia quando lancio l'applicazione, benché non dia nessun errore, non si avvia proprio nulla. Sono un newbie di Linux.
Qualcuno può aiutarmi?
Grazie a tutti
English post version:
Hallo there, I just installed the ubuntu 9.10, I also installed the last version of wine (1.1.33).
The installation of the WatchTowerLibrary 2008 go well, but when i run the application, nothing happens, even an error message. I am a newbie.
Can anybody help me?
Installazione Watchtower 2008 Italiano
by Alessandro on Monday August 17th 2009, 12:50
Io ho installato proprio oggi “Watchtower Library 2008” con Wine.
Ho “Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope” con “Gestione pacchetti Synaptic” ho installato Wine.
Dopo aver installato Wine installare “Watchtower Library 2008” è semplice, basta cliccare sul file setup.exe dal cdrom. La grafica d'installazione è la solita di Windows, una volta installato “Watchtower Library 2008” bisogna installare sempre con “Gestione pacchetti Synaptic” msttcorefonts. Questo serve per i font mancanti(a me non era leggibile la finestra dx).
Dopo questo funziona correttamente.
Hello! I just installed today, "Watchtower Library 2008" with the wine. I have "Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope" with "Synaptic Package Manager" I have installed Wine. After installing Wine install Watchtower Library 2008 "is easy, just click on the setup file exe from the CD-ROM The graphical installer is Solita Windows, once installed "Watchtower Library 2008" must be installed with "Synaptic Package Manager" msttcorefonts. This used to missing fonts (I had not read the right window). After that it works properly Good study!
WT Lib 2008
by Carl Fletcher on Wednesday August 5th 2009, 6:18
Just installed WTLIB on openSUSE 11.1 and Fedora 10 under wine. In both cases without any issue. It Just works!, though M$ fonts were present already.
FYI: Actually installed from a .iso of the cd using acetoneISO, then from a konsole
Interestingly it installs light lightening compared to windows.
Instalar WT Library en Español
by Enzo on Tuesday August 4th 2009, 2:33
Acabo de instalar Ubuntu 9.04 con wine 1.1.26 y luego WT Library 2008 en Español en mi PC sin ningun problema, eso si que en la configuracion del Windows a utilizar se debe colocar Windows NT 4.0 y una vez instalado el programa iniciarlo del icono que aparece en el escritorio, aceptandolo como de confianza. Saludos.
Missing dlls reported - solution
by Declan Moriarty on Wednesday July 22nd 2009, 3:36
dlls are reported missing in Slackware, and the library doesn't run without them on my box. I solved it with these 2 commands
lndir ../../Program\ Files/Watchtower/MEPSCommon
lndir simply makes a pile of symlinks as needed and the library runs withour error.
problems instaling watch tower library
by William Tellez on Wednesday July 1st 2009, 20:15
Hello everybody, I did that web page said me, but when I execute the program the following error open: "The program wtlibrary.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We sorry for the inconvenience." I have ubuntu 8.10, wine 1.1.24, I need to install this program no linux, please help me,
Wtlib2008 - Portuguese and Spanish
by Cleber on Friday June 26th 2009, 7:05
I have too instalations on my computer. The first is in portuguese, my native language, and work perfect. The second is in spanish language and don't run. I maked the configurations posted in this forum and go don't work the spanish version. My system is Debian - Lenny and I instaled wine with apt-get.
Please, help! I work in a spanish congregation in Brazil and need wtlib works spanish too.
Sorry for my poor english!
don't start on my kubuntu
by Fabio Antoniazzi on Thursday June 4th 2009, 8:04
sorry everybody! why my wtlib2008 dont'start in kubuntu 9? install on directory .wine/Programs/watchtower is ok. to the terminal i have these errors for all .dll in meps folder:
(err:module:import_dll Library appframework21u.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Programmi\\Watchtower\\Watchtower Library 2008\\I\\wtlibrary.exe") not found).
i copy all dll to the system32 directory but the same problem.
The same problem on ubuntu distro. For me it's strange because from kubuntu 8.10 everything was ok. My kubuntu is fresh install, not upgrade, with the last wine repository.
have you any idea?
Reporting Watchtower Library 2008 - Bahasa Indoensia
by roland ruben on Sunday May 24th 2009, 9:37
I just got the CD from my congregation this morning and try it on my Ubuntu 9.04 in 2 different machine, one Desktop computer and one notebook. The installation was running smoothly without problem but the icon of shortcut on desktop didnt showup but icon-like-a-text-file-look. So i have to manually added it to my desktop (right klik add this launcher to desktop). After the installation Wtlib didnt showup in wine but in browse the C:
I need to logout and relogin to make it appears in wine (Application - wine - Program - Watchtower Library 2008 - Watchtower Library 2008 - Bahasa Indonesia). Wtlib in Bahasa Indonesia so far works well on Ubuntu 9.04 as in Windows XP SP2 but i think i need more time for observation and trying compare it more deeply with Windows XP
Question about older computers
by Crafton on Saturday May 23rd 2009, 23:30
I have an old computer, 166mhz processor, running W98. No longer able to run the Library on that one due to the OS. Is there any way to install the 2008 Lib. on that computer, or to switch it to Linux and get the Library running on it that way? (It was originally used for only the Library anyway, and would like to "rescue" it. Can this be done with so slow a processor? I'm a total know-nothing where Linux is concerned.)
Watchtower 2008 on Sabayon: no maps
by Massimo on Sunday April 19th 2009, 6:22
installed Watchtower 2008 on Sabayon (gentoo-like) distribution. Everything looks normal (font rendering, sound) except tips and maps which are not working at all.
This is the procedure for installation using wine-1.1.19:
1) installed cabextract utility on the system (was not present before)
2) installed corefonts by using winetricks
3) installed Watch Tower Library 2008 by laungching the command:
When the program stars, it simply did not allow to view maps and tips.
RE: Font by Igor Tarasov on
Thursday March 5th 2009, 9:02
Sub-menu or Contextual Menu (Spanish)
by Nelson Rodriguez on Friday February 20th 2009, 10:10
When right clicking in a word, the sub-menu will not work. None of the options. This worked fine in 2007.
There was an issue in 2007 that the sounds and maps submenu didn't work, but there was a work around: double click the word and the submenu for those items will appear and work. However, in 2008, the submenu does appear, but it doesn't work.
And when going to "Obras de Consulta" (not sure in english...is the submenu that gives you the maps, insight, pronunciation, etc) any option there will always take you to the insight article of it.
Once there, if the name has the icon next to it for pronunciation and/or maps, clicking on either one will take you to the first item always.
Any help with this will be appreciated.
I installed the Spanish version, in Ubuntu 8.04 64 and 32 bits, with wine 1.0 and wine 1.1.15 (same problem in all combinations). No error displayed (while doing the action) in a console.