[mythtv] Commit #25fe66 "Subtitles: Remove the OSDSubFont setting."
blazej.lewcio at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 29 08:03:14 UTC 2012
I was using FreeSans. Now, I also set it back in the code for my frontend.
In my opinion the default font (FreeMono) makes the subtitles excessively
wide. The letter spacing is unnecessary large.
Also the letters are very thin, which is an issue if there is a certain
There is a lot of threads out there about selecting a good font, but with
FreeSans I get nice result that is similar to what other players do by
If I may add one more comment. Long text lines that are split in two OSD
lines are not centered, which seems to be strange for me, but this might be
a matter of taste :-)
2012/2/28 Yianni Vidalis <yiannividalis at hotmail.com>
> > Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:36:32 +0000
> > From: mythtv at sky.com
> > To: mythtv-dev at mythtv.org
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv] Commit #25fe66 "Subtitles: Remove the OSDSubFont
> > On 28/02/12 13:39, Jim Stichnoth wrote:
> > I have to agree. Having to hack the code or the theme to get a usable
> > font for your language or preference isn't very user friendly. This is
> > one of the things that is best left to the user to decide rather than
> > the themer IMHO.
> > Paul H.
> I don't know if I can add my vote, but as another non-English speaking
> user I'd prefer the user setting, too.
> The theme I currently prefer uses courier like fonts and I keep imagining
> a typewriter connected to the TV .... ;)
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