[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.3

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Jun 10 18:04:12 CEST 2007


On 06/10/07 17:53, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> - Implemented support for Freetype fonts (based on a patch from Alexander Riedel).
>>   The font names and sizes can be adjusted in the "Setup/OSD" menu.
>>   Note that VDR now requires freetype fonts to be installed in
>>   /usr/share/fonts/truetype.
> 
> In my system there is no /usr/share/fonts/truetype, but the TTF fonts 
> reside in other subdirectories under /usr/share/fonts.

Well, it's a real pitty with the various systems putting files
at random places.

Can't there be a *standard* for things like this?

> +  strcpy(FontOsd, "arialbd.ttf");
> +  strcpy(FontSml, "arial.ttf");
> +  strcpy(FontFix, "courbd.ttf");
> 
> I'd use some free-as-in-freedom font (Vera?) by default, that are more 
> likely installed in systems.

Those were the ones suggested in Alexander Riedel's original patch.
Which ones would you suggest?

> Alternatively, you could use the fontconfig library [1] for managing 
> fonts. This would also allow using using the system default fonts via 
> aliases like 'sans-serif' etc, and using a font list instead of having 
> to manually write the font filename via OSD.

You don't have to manually write the font name.
This is a list of strings that contains all the file names found
in /usr/share/fonts/truetype (or wherever your system my have these
files - I guess this will have to become a compile-time switch - <sigh>).
Just use the Left/Right keys to navigate through it.

> You can get a quick idea from looking at the patch which added 
> fontconfig support for mplayer [2], though of course you should look in 
> fontconfig documentation instead of copying conventions from mplayer :)
> 
> [1] http://fontconfig.org/
> [2] 
> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-dev-eng/2003-November/022218.html

I'd like to keep it simple. There's a directory with font file names and these
will be offered in Setup/OSD.

Klaus



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