[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.3
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
> 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  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 , though of course you should look in
> fontconfig documentation instead of copying conventions from mplayer :)
>  http://fontconfig.org/
I'd like to keep it simple. There's a directory with font file names and these
will be offered in Setup/OSD.
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