Thank you TJ, that was helpful. I had copied all my Mac fonts into the Wine-Windows font folder, and after reading your post I did it the other way as well, copying the four or five fonts that were in the Wine-Windows font folder into my Mac-Fonts folder. I am only using one machine (a macbook) so didn't need to copy things to a thumb drive. (By the way you were not the one I was referring to above).
Thank you Roy, that is a very thorough answer, I will look into some of those options, and I agree with you about the Mac version being just okay. It's a good start, but the Windows version layout requires a lot less clicking around, as things are at your fingertips in the layouts, the ability to pin and unpin windows is very useful, as are the tabs lining up along the side where they are still accessible. Little things perhaps, but make a big difference when you are researching and going back and forth a lot to different resources. Additionally, I find there are less compatibility issues and a more robust selection of modules available in the Windows version, as well as most tutorials out there for beginning/advanced users (including the tutorials on the e-Sword website itself) are based on the Windows version only. The mac GUI is different enough to render the Windows tutorials somewhat unusable for a beginning e-Sword X user. I'm sure that e-Sword X GUI will get there one day, but it's definitely not as convenient to use or as robust as the Windows version. Hence, like you, my personal preference to be able to use both. Just my opinions.
For anyone reading this post in the future, there is one training video available at this time for e-Sword X put out by Kevin Purcell which you might find useful:
As to my original question, I am happy to report that I found a solution(s) to the font rendering issue, which I will detail in another post very soon.
Thank you again