[mythtv] Did somebody say they were going to do a projectgrayhem osd theme?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jul 13 02:15:23 UTC 2007


On 07/12/2007 05:11 PM, Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Thursday 12 July 2007 15:32:47 Simon Kenyon wrote:
>   
>> Justin Hornsby wrote:
>>     
>>> A couple of days ago I could have sworn I saw somebody mention they
>>> were gonna make an OSD theme to go with neon-wide & projectgrayhem...
>>> so er..
>>>
>>> www.juski.co.uk/projectgrayhem-osd.html
>>>       
>> do you mind me asking why the font selection is embedded in osd.xml?
>> is this a limitation of the code? i would have expected (welll i did)
>> that you could change it from the UI.
>>     
>
> Font selection has to be in the theme because the font contributes as much to 
> the look of a theme as anything else. With the wrong fonts a theme could look 
> terrible and who would get the blame for that but the creator? I can imagine 
> a stream of tickets complaining "blootube looks crap with Comic Sans MS".

Not to mention that changing the fonts means changing the size of the
text and the themes define the amount of space available for the text,
so things would get cut off, people would submit patches that fix the
text for them and break it for other people and...

See http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/278867#278867 for
an example of how changing a font can cut off text (and feel free to
submit patches for the MythArchive theme.xml files ;).

Mike


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