Got it. Here is the most current solution. As root run,
"sed -i '/export PRODUCT_NAME="VMware Workstation"/s/.*/&\nexport VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS="yes"/' /usr/bin/vmware"
then install Kubecek patch,
tar -xzf workstation-12.5.9.tar.gz
mv libfontconfig.so.1 libfontconfig.so.1.old
ln -s /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1"
stay tuned. Please let me know if I've missed anything. Best regards to Kubecek for their contribution.