[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4044: OSD fonts badly rendered on a 16:9 HDTV

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Oct 11 15:39:07 UTC 2007

On 10/11/2007 05:11 AM, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 10/08/2007 04:20 PM, mythtv at longhome.co.uk wrote:
>>> This used to happen to me, a LOT, and I couldn't get rid of it. I recently
>>> upgraded back up to SVN head, and switched to the blootube OSD and now it
>>> all looks great again.
>> It's the font coupled with some exacerbating factor (which we haven't
>> yet figured out).  See
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/294597#294597 .  You
>> probably updated your blootube-osd to the "development" version, in
>> which the font is commented.
> i know, i know. i didn't pay for this - so can't complain
> but when i reported this - i had a mis-configured system.
> when i asked who the fonts weren't controlled by the UI, i was told that 
> this was deliberate - as the font was tied to the OSD
> i only found this out after trying (and failing) to change the font with 
> the UI to work around this problem.
> feeling rather sick to discover that the font is at fault
> but then again - i shouldn't complain as myth is (to a very great 
> extent) wonderful.

Why are you feeling sick?  There are no less than 3 ways to change the
font--two of which are mentioned in the above-linked post, and the third
(and, probably, most intuitive) being to edit the font filename in the
osd.xml file.

One of the ways in the above-linked post (option a) changes the OSD
theme such that it defers to the UI-selected font, the "OSD font"
setting in the frontend settings--which seems to be what you want.

If you're sick that I didn't tell you this when it was first important
to you, then, please, pardon me. :)

Find the exacerbating factor (find why that font doesn't work on /your/
system--I can't reproduce the issue), and it will be fixed properly.  I
personally hate recommending workarounds--I don't work in the medical
industry--I'd prefer to fix the problem rather than the symptom.


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